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Alumni Number 

The Stentor 

Lake Forest College 

Vol. XVII J No. June 5, 1903 

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It is with pleasure that I send the meagre record of my doings during the few 
months since I have left college. I think the idea is good. It gives one a bright feeling 
to think someone or something is interested in his personal progress. I hope to add to 
this record as the years go by — a further course of study at least. 

As I write this I think of some men, long years out of college, who can write no 
"distinction" after their names. It is simply "clerk" or some minor position in the great 
world of business: and yet, though they add no fame or glory to the name and fame of 
Lake Forest, they form the back bone of your so called "assets"; for they love the old 
place, and the reminiscences of Lake Forest, its men and its books and its physical 
beauties, form a rich and satisfying thing to them. In other words, the ideals and the 
manhood taught there and absorbed there make the world a broader world for all these 
men; and for this there is no Degree. Ex-'04. 

The Lake Forest Spirit. 

No one can look back over Lake Forest's 
first quarter of a century without feeling 
that few institutions, in their earlier years, 
have developed so rich and compact a tradi- 
tion. It seems to me that all former stud- 
ents, whether graduates or not, students now 
in attendance, trustees, teachers, and all 
friends of the College should grasp and 
keep alive this tradition. 

After two years of close study of the 
situation and of the history of the institution, 
I find here the vivid impress of each one of 
my predecessors: — the far-sighted states- 
manship of Patterson, whose keen prophetic, 
eye recognized, a half-century ago, the 
strategic value of this beautiful North Shore 
site as an ideal centre for a group of edu- 
cational institutions doing under-graduate 
and preparatory work; the strong and 
winning personality of Hewitt; the passion- 
ate devotion and scholarly ideals of Gre- 

gory; the financial foundation laid by Rob- 
erts; the strong impulses given by Coulter 
to our scientific departments; McClure's 
patient self-sacrifice and quiet building for 
future opportunity; and, through nearly all 
administrations, Halsey's prodigal gifts of 
interest and|activity. 

On the roll of the faculty, I find that 
men like C. R. Williams, Kelsey, Zenos, 
Baldwin, Locy, Sanford, Harper, with others 
still here have built up and maintained a 
tradition for high scholarship and the desir- 
ableness of liberal culture, which has given 
to our degree such an honorable standing. 

I find a body of alumni scattered far 
and wide, who are, in themselves, a noble 
contribution to the solid manhood and 
gracious womanhood of the nation; who 
freely acknowledge their debt to the influ- 
ences at Lake Forest that gave form and 
direction to their lives, and whose loyalty 
and love for their Alma Mater has become 


a large and potent factor in my own faith 
in the future of the College. 

I find a body of under-graduates, high- 
minded and enthusiastic, with wholesome, 
and steadily strengthening traditions of 
Scholarship, Character and Good Manners, 
and who are today on fire in their determi- 
nation to do their full share (and it is a large 
one) in the work of fulfilling Lake Forest's 
definite mission, and entering into the door 
of her present opportunity. 

At our back is a body of able, wise and 
generous Trustees, whose very names are 
a guarantee to this whole region that "Lake 
Forest" is here to render a large and vital 
service to the entire Middle and North- 

Such, in brief, are some glimpses I have 
got of the historical perspective of the 
institution and the present situation. It is 
my hope that this number of the college 
paper, going out among all our collegiate 
family and its friends, will make this picture 
of our history more vivid and more unified, 
and arouse all to our present needs and as- 

This situation calls for, and shall have, 
every ounce of effort which I can exert ray- 
self and can call out: in others. I am sure 
that faculty, students and alumni are all 
ready to co-operate as one body in second- 
ing the efforts of the President and the 
Trustees to put Lake Forest College well in 
the van among the educational institutions 
of the Middle and North West. 

May I use the STENTOR'S trumpet, 
through which to say two things to all grad- 
uates and former students? 

First: Let us keep in touch with Lake 
Forest and with each other. Among the 
most delighful and rewarding experiences 
I have ever had, has been the meeting with 
former students, here and there, in my 
many recent journeys up and down this 
region. It has been a keen pleasure to 
meet some of my "boys" and "girls," who 
were graduated before I knew them, but 

who, I trust, with some reciprocal feeling 
on their part, will allow me to think of them, 
nevertheless, as my boys and my girls, even 
though I did not have the pleasure of hand- 
ing them their diplomas. 

Seond: We want more students here, 
that qur constituency and the circle of those 
interested in us may be enlarged. To my 
mind this is a fundamental need; and our 
Macedonian cry to the alumni is, "Send us 
more students" — of the right sort. 

After all, a college is not a collection 
of buildings, much less a list of the invest- 
ments making up its endowment, fund. It 
is a living organism of men and women, 
who have here obtained the freedom of the 
City of Learning, and have been given the 
key to the further treasuries of knowledge; 
who are bound together by common memor- 
ies of this dear spot, and the free, happy 
and thoughtful years they have spent here; 
and who acknowledge their duty to hand on 
this legacy of opportunity, enriched and 
increased by their own efforts, to the genera- 
tions of youth who are to enter here after 

Additional endowment, equipment and 
new buildings we must have, and we mean 
to get them! But the real institution is a 
thing of the spirit, and that spirit is the true 
basis of our continuing life. 

Richard D. Harlan. 

To Wordsworth. 

When fevered by the ceaseless rush and roar 

Of this insatiate age, when faint, distressed. 

Thou seek'st a brook in quiet shade to rest 

And meditate on Nature's sweetest lore ; 

In Wordsworth find a fount that pure doth pour 

Clear rills of poesy ; here be refreshed, 

Here glad thy heart, here quick renew thy zest 

For all that's noble, true, for evermore. 

O Wordsworth ! bard and prophet, spirit strong. 

Yet beautiful as strong, thy constant flow 

Of simple, unobtrusive, deep-toned song 

Shall fill wide earth, to farthest bound shall go, 

And endless-moving time shall sure prolong 

Thy chant in all its reach from high to low. 

Hiram M. Stanley. 
From Essa\ s < n Li eiar.' .Art. 


The College: Its Use and Its Ideal. 

There is not, as some fear, any immed- 
iate danger that the small college will be 
crushed out of existence between the two 
millstones of the secondary school beneath 
and the professional school above. The 
college is one of the most permanent of 
American institutions and never was there 
a greater need in our country of the pecu- 
liar culture imparted by the college than at 
the present day. It is a healthy sign of the 
times when a university dares to become a 
college, when by so doing it increases its 
efficiency while losing nought of its dignity. 
If it was the small college which, in an ear- 
lier generation, trained the leaders of our 
thought, — the men eminent in statesman- 
ship, — then, certainly, the small college is 
an institution which the people will not 
willingly let die. 

To be conservative in methods and to 
protect the humanities; to recognize a 
difference in educational values and, by 
emphasizing discipline, to resist the tend- 
ency to educate "along the lines of least 
resistance" and the tendency "to develope 
the youth's strongest proclivities rather 
than his highest qualities;" to oppose the 
popular demand for the "practical" in edu- 
cation, and so, suppressing any ambition to 
become a university, to put a higher value 
upon liberal culture than upon specialization; 
to enrich the life and multiply the sources 
of the highest pleasure to the student; to 
offer him stimulating and helpful personal 
relations with teachers, and by imparting 
high ideals of private and civic conduct to 
prepare him for service: in a word, by show- 
ing that culture is more than knowledge and 
character more than culture, to develope 
effective manhood and thus to seek to re- 
fine and ennoble the life of coming genera- 
tions; these are some of the duties and high 
prerogatives of the small college. 

John H. Hewitt. 
Williams College, May 13th, 1903. 

Recollections of liake Forest. 

The task assigned me is a most con- 
genial one, to give in a few words "My 
recollections of Lake Forest." 

The first relations I formed there were 
with a Board of Trustees whose purpose 
was to make Lake Forest University an 
institution which should in time afford equal 
opportunities to those of the older colleges 
of the East, an institution in which the 
youth of the Northwest could obtain a 
thorough education within easy reach of 
their homes. One member of the Board, 
with his noble wife, had carried financially 
the University through a period of struggle 
and depression which threatened its very 
existence. Another had projected a great 
telescope which was to be second to none in 
our land, but death set aside this generous 
purpose. He did, however, establish the 
"Bross Foundation" for the purpose of se- 
curing lectures and books on the evidences 
of Christianity to meet the scepticisms of 
the day. Had Gov. Bross' live been spared 
his liberal ideas of education which were in 
advance of his generation would have taken 
a still more tangible shape in behalf of the 

Still another prominent member of the 
Board of Trustees in my day was Mr. Henry 
Durand. He has left monuments of his 
liberality in the elegant Art Buiding which 
bears his name and in other princely gifts. 
I found connected with the University 
a young, but most competent, body of Pro- 
fessors, some of whom now fill chairs in 
larger institutions and have attained a 
large reputation as educators and authors; 
others are still at their post doing faithfully 
the same noble work. With such a Faculty 
I need not say that our official relations 
were most harmonious and helpful. The 
one aim of all was to raise the standard of 
higher education in the rapidly growing 
Northwest and to train young men and 
women of intellect to fill places of impor- 


tance in Church and State, in all parts of 
our land. As evidence of success in this 
direction, if I may include a few who were 
graduated under my able predecessor, I 
may mention such names as H ill is, Chap- 
man, Mills, Wright, Danforth, French, and 
many others of both sexes. 

The church life of Lake Forest has 
always been unique. The pastor, Dr. Mc- 
Clure, is under-shepherd, friend and com- 
panion to the members of his flock. To me 
he was a brother beloved. Long may his 
bow abide in strength! Long may he con- 
tinue to be the counsellor and friend of the 
students, inspiring them to all that is nobest 
and best in life. 

The beautiful homes of Lake Forest 
were always open to me and mine, as well 
as to the Professors and students of the 
University. Among the dwellers in these 
I count some of the dearest and truest 
friends of my life. 

Friendships were formed there which 
will go on through the eternities. Some 
have already passed on before, but their 
names are engraved on my|heart. 

Wm. Chas. Roberts. 
Central University, Danville, Kentucky, 
May 20. 

The Problem of the American College 

The American College was once a 
definite and uniform type, but it has now 
become a serious educational problem. Its 
original purpose of training men for certain 
learned professions is now confronted by 
the demand for training for the greatest 
variety of professions. As these new de- 
mands arose gradually, the college attempt- 
ed to meet them by modifications of 
courses. The calls for change have con- 
tinued to increase so greatly in number, 
however, that we must face two alterna- 
tives: either the American college of the 
original type must disappear, or it must stop 
attempting to meet all demands for college 

The first alternative would be a calami- 
ty, for that the American college has justi- 
fied itself no one will deny. In fact it has 
been weakened by its attempts to meet new 
demands, which has resulted in superficial 
rather than substantial training. This does 
not mean that every change weakens, for a 
college, as every other institution, must be 
an expression of the spirit of its age. 

The second alternative seems most de- 
sirable, but it means the abandonment of 
uniformity and the differentiation of col- 
leges. Each college must adapt its work to 
its constituency, and select its own peculiar 
field of activity. The tendency to spread 
rather than to strengthen, which is the bane 
of many colleges and not a few universities 
must be repressed rigidly. Certain it is 
that colleges must now begin to select and 
abide by the selection, or be in danger of 
frittering away their strength. 

A university is supposed to meet all de- 
mands for training, so that differentiated 
colleges would not complicate the univer- 
sity organization. 

John M. Coulter, 
Chicago University, May ioth, 19.03. 

A Goodly Fellowship. 

It is a great pleasure to send greeting 
to all who have been students in Lake For- 
est at any time since 1881, when my pastor- 
ate began. Every student who has been 
here since that year has in some degree 
come into touch with the church life and 
has been regarded as a member of the con- 
gregation. I wonder whether such students 
know tnat interest and affection follow 
them when they leave Lake Forest, and 
that at our great feast — occasions of com- 
munion — we remember them in a special 
prayer, saying: "May all who have ever 
worshiped here and are now doing their ap- 
pointed work in the various ^parts of the 
earth; be guided by Thy wisdom, sustained 
by Thy comfort and led into an increasing- 


ly large service of Thy name!" As this pressing loyalty to Lake Forest in an in- 

petition is offered, faces and names out of terest that recognizes what it has done for 

the past present themselves to our hearts — him and what it still can do for others, and 

and the students of other days are again in as its sons and daughters go from Maine to 

their old time places at our sides. Oregon they are not ashamed when Lake 

During these years the church building Forest is mentioned as a place where good 

has changed, the elongated structure of work is done, and from which educated 

1881 giving place to the graceful building of men and women go forth each year trained 

the present, whose memorial windows, to meet the problems of life for themselves 

furniture and decorations are unusually at- and for others. 

John J. Halsey. 


From time to time, as former students 

return for a Sunday and take their places in We regret v£) . y much ^ an attempt 

the congregation, their presence is always a tQ t jnto comrnunication with ex -Presi- 

joy and an msp.ration. Let every one of dent D s Gre?ory has not succee ded, ow- 

that great number who have passed in and |ng fcQ the limited tim£ a] , otted tQ the 

out of Lake Ferest beneath my eye know prepardtion of this issue . We feel that a 

that I never cease to think ideals for contribution from him would no , only have 

them and never cease to wish God's best made complete the responses from our 

successes for their lives. ^ former chJefS| but wou , d haye found a warm 

James G. K. M cCLURE. we lcome with all our readers, especially 
with those who were here in the early and 
strenuous years of our collegiate history. 

The Roll of the Alumni. 

Lake Forest University has always None would be more ready than his suc- 

stood for individuality, and the record of its cessors in the office of president to emphas- 

alumni bears testimony to its ability to pro- size the importance of his work here; more 

duce men and women oi character that is t h an any ot h er he gave the mint-mark, the 

stable and forceful. Eight of its graduates character, to our college. In the pages of 

are infields of foreign missions, everyone our early catalogues and of the "University 

of them making a distinct inpression of cul- Review," the predecessor of the STENTOR— 

ture as well as Christianity. Sixty others whose dignified pages put our light efforts 

are in the work of the ministry in the home to t h e blush— it is apparent that Dr. Gregory 

field. Seventy are in the work as teachers stooc { for sound training, high intellectuality, 

—two of these as college presidents— six anc j Christian virility. To this the many 

as high school principals, and three as col- letters now coming in from the students of 

lege professors. Eleven are physicians, his day bear constant testimony. 

twelve lawyers, thirteen journalists. Thus, 

nearly two hundred out of a total of nearly Among all the present faculty is but 

three hundred living, are in the professions ne familar name, that of our beloved pro- 

where personal worth and influence count fessor, John J. Halsey. He has stood as a 

for much. Hardly one in the total three strong pillar of the institution, and I hope 

hundred that Lake Forest does not welcome that he will impart to my own children by 

back on commencement and other occa- anc j by the valuable instruction he gave to 

sions with satisfaction and pride as a worthy me . 

worker for the progress of society. Hard- ROBERT C. ROBE, ex '89, 

ly one who is not in some degree ex- Pueblo, Colorado; 


The Key. Early Days in the College. 

I struck my roots in the laughing earth, In its earliest day Lake Forest college 

She whispered to me her sweet lore : was as nearly as possible, like Garfield's 

My branches danced to the bird's sweet mirth. famous institution — that well known log, a 

In the gladsome days of heretofore : student and Dr. Hopkins. It consisted of a 

The sunbeams shuddered along my veins, p j ne bench, several students and Prof. 

The winds caressed me with tender strains, Hewitt. To be sure, it was sheltered from 

While Satvrs chaunted their jovs and pains .1 , -. ■ ., . . , r 

„,,-._ , J ■ the elements in a room in the big barn of a 

To the leaping Fauns of yore 

Bui my thoughts still slept 
And my voice was dumb 

building called the New Hotel, which. stood 
where Blair Lodge now stands. Where the 
Earth's knowledge I kept boys of that first day came from I never 
For the years to come : knew, but the girls were enticed bodily 
I waited the human Soul, whose key from Ferry Hall. There were many mis- 
Should loosen the chords of melody, givings about them and all sorts of dire 
A master came with a hand of skill, prophecies concerning them when they left 
Who carved my heart from the woodland maze ; the safe seclusion and beaten path of the 
My form he fashioned to his strong will, Female Seminary and entered upon the un- 
And hid a soul in my curving ways, known ways of co . e ducation, which meant 
Then bid me to thrill to each laughing tone, T ^ . , - , ., 
„., , , . , , more Latin, seme Lrreek. higher matnema- 
Vibrate and throb with sob or moan, . , 
c . , -,-. ., • , ■ , 1 tics, and most doubtful of all, the comrade- 
Sigh with the p.ission which leaves men prone 

In the world's fierce noonday blaze. shi P of bo > 7S - The worthy lady then at the 
But the soul slept on head of Ferry Hall declared that if that in- 
In a tender dream : stitution was to become a feeder for the 
Man's life swept on college, she must resign, as she did not be- 
As a raging stream : lj eve ; n college life for girls. 

I waited the human soul, whose key Then the fire came , and we moved to 

Should loosen the chords of melodv. .1 „«,, TT . ,„ t .,, , ,., , 

the (Jld Hotel , still more barn-like and 

Then one came by, with a mystic power, forsaken, which stood where now is the 

And drew forth my soul to kiss her smile, green heart of the village. We were con- 

My heart-strings leapt in that magic hour . , . , , . , . ,. ,,, 

. ,. , f , , , ., gratulated on having moved to the busi- 

And,answered her touch of gentle guile ; ,, . 

T7„„i. , , iij ii.juj ness end of town , meaning Mr. Ander- 

Fach secret my long-locked soul had heard, ' & 

Each passionate plaint that near me stirred, son ' s store and the P ost office - But the 
Each jov that gladdened, each woe incurred, difficulty of keeping the young men away 
Her art had power to wile. from the enticements of these places must 
If I plained and wailed, have added to Prof. Hewitt's gray hairs. 
If I laughed and sang, Then came the new building, foul- 
Men's pulses failed dasses jn working rder,[several professors, 
As mv heart-stiings rang , 
,..,,,' , ' , , , * , , — and so we grew. 
Neath the breath of the human Soul, whose kev _ f 

Had loosed the chords of melody. ' . Personally. I do not remember these 

H. M. Stanley. times as very gay or joyous. Of course the 
boys and girls had fun as they ahvays wil 

As far as I am concerned, I think I feel but it: was rather sub-rosa, and there was 
a much greater loyalty and affection for Lake always in the air a serious, strenuous feel- 
Forest than for the University of .which in g which was sometimes tense. But these 

seems almost too big and loosely connected were truly hard times for faculty and mana- 

for any great sentiment gers. Money was badly needed and came 

Ex 'oS. slowly, and the college was constantly in 


the attitude of justifying itself to the town. 

Under Mrs. Gregory, a Ladies Aid 
Society was organized, which met regularly, 
sewed desperately and bought all its quilts 
and other productions. There was a story 
of a good friend of the institution who took 
a pair of boots, little worn, to the village 
cobbler and asked him to sell them for her 
— "for as much as possible, please, for the 
money will go to the college." So every 
little helped. 

There were formidable oral examina- 
tions at the end of each year when the 
trustees visited the classes. Gov. Bross was 
always there and his gray head and bright 
eye were well known to us all, Also, he 
was commonly reported to know whether 
an Ode from Horace was correctly trans- 
lated and to remember some principals of 

The atmosphere of commencement day 
was very different in those days. It was 
the greatest day in all the year to town and 
college both — like Muster day in old New 
England. All the business men who could, 
stayed at home, and an extra train brought 
a crowd of ministers, trustees and guests. 
There was the loudest brass band to be 
obtained, and the little old church was 
smothered in flowers, and packed to the 
doors with those eager to hear each member 
of the class give his oration. Everyone, 
old and young, dropped his occupation for 
the day and went. There is a family tradi- 
tion of a domestic who was found weeping, 
like Cinderella in the kitchen, because she 
was decreed to be the "somebody" who 
must at home to prepare the luncheon for 
the family and guests sure to return with 
them. The exercises began promptly at 
ten and were usually over by two o'clock! 

Those were good old days of course, 
but these are better. We had|the essentials 
— good teachers and eager students, but to- 
day Lake Forest has many comforts and 
luxuries, besides in buildings and equip- 

Charlotte Skinner Thurston, '8i. 

The 'Troubles" of a College Editor. 

The managing editor of a college paper 
usually leads what President Roosevelt is 
pleased to call a ''strenuous life." Unlike 
the editor of a big daily, he doesn't as a 
rule mold college opinion; too often in fact 
he is in disfavor with both faculty and 
student body when his chief aim should be 
to constantly "carry water on both shoul- 
ders. He is usually between two fires, the 
students on the one hand who desire "roast- 
ing" editorials on certain acts of the faculty 
and the faculty who object to these "roasts." 
However, to one who has any taste for 
journalism, the editing of a college paper is 
probably the most fascinating part of his 
college course. I do not intend writing of 
the pleasures fwhich are many) but of the 
"troubles" that assail the editor. 

In the fall of '90 I was local edilor of 
The Stentor under Mr. Danforth and in the 
following spring was elected managing 
editor for the year '9i-'92 and again for 
'g2-'93. There was no allowance made for 
the editor by faculty or students. His only 
remuneration was the pride of seeing his 
name, in large type, at the head of the edi- 
torial column, and he was expected to pre- 
pare his Latin without the aid of a transla- 
tion, the same as anyone else. I am not 
saying what he really did, but what was ex- 
pected of him. 

The opening of college in the fall and 
the various events in the athletic line usual- 
ly made enough "copy" for several issues-, 
but as winter came on with nothing more 
exciting than a snowstorm and all the 
"burning questions" discussed in former 
issues, then indeed did the editor bite the 
end of his pencil and run his fingers through 
his hair in a vain attempt to get the news. 

There was a sort of an ancient custom 
that made it nescessary to have for each 
issue a serious article of certain length and 
depth, or a brilliant (?) piece of fiction, the 
"piece de resistance" as it were. Sometimes 
a senior or a professor could be inveigled 


into writing a learned article, which no one local editor always wrote in the winter 
read — except the editor when he corrected about as follows: "The prospects for a snow 
the proof — but which was "pointed to with are good. Get out your bob-sleds" The 
pride" and on which college exchanges next week he would chronicle with great 
made comments. Again some aspiring glee, "The snow has come;" the week fol- 
novelist in the junior class would write a lowing, "The snow which has covered our 
touching story which was very filling when campus is gradually disappearing." All 
news was scarce. In the depth of the this time we were tramping around in a 
winter, the quiet season, anything was foot of snow but wouldn't have known it 
eagerly accepted. It seemed to be the had it not been for the enterprising- news- 
general feeling that to issue a number with- gatherer. 

out the usual long article was to be forever But I must not forget the Ferry Hall 

disgraced. And then as a last desperate correspondent. Far be it from me to say 

resort, letters were solicited from the anything derogatory to the gentler sex but 

students on live questions of the day, such those Ferry Hall notes of long ago were 

as "Is Marriage a Failure," or "Does Co- what slangy persons would call "the limit. 1 ' 

education Pa)'." These discussions often An item of great interest always was, "Six 

provoked further comments and brought weeks till vacation;" the next week it was 

forth answers that sometimes filled columns "Five weeks till vacation" and so on until 

tor weeks. Then indeed was the editor joy- vacation mercifully arrived and ended the 

ful. agony. Then there was the eternal sere- 

But, oh, the wearisome "grinding out" nade to write about and ever so often real 
of editorials! Every question was discussed poems crept in, fearful and wonderful in 
from "Shall we have Fraternities?" to the ryme and meter. The Ferry Hall corre- 
"Tyrranics of Frye." The faculty had to be spondent always wrote on both sides of the 
criticized just so much each year; the Fresh- paper, an unpardonable crime in a compos- 
men were urged to show more spirit and ing room. Sometimes the notes were 
the "Sophs" reprimanded for showing too omitted because they couldn't be decipher- 
much. Once I remember, after a serious ed; at other times because the full board 
conference with the board, an editorial was couldn t see the jokes. 

prepared on the need of a college song and And the end is not yet, but I have 

a prize'of five dollars duly offered for the alread_v exceeded my limit. Doubtless 

best one. After we had waited in vain for some business manager will tell of his 

a deluge of replies, W. H. Humiston ("dear "troubles" when the editor desired to print 

old Hummy") finally appeared in the sane- an extra page and there wasn't enough 

turn one da)' and announced that he had money in sight to pay the printer, or the 

written the music but couldn't get any advertising manager will tell how he tried 

words. Whereupon we compromised by to collect from the town barber and found 

keeping the five dollars. he was expected to take out the value of 

But the real interest in the paper cen- the "ad" in trade. I will leave such tales 

tered in the local column; there also cen- to them. 

tered the editor's real trials. After chasing Suffice to say that wi th all the troubles 

the local editors about the campus, down there was nothing I enjoyed more in my 

ravines and usually finding them at Ferry college course than my connection with the 

Hall, a batch of local notes would be ob- dear old Stentor. May its shadows never 

tained just in time to catch a train for town, grow less! 

where the paper then was printed. One F. C. SHARON, '93. 


Uake Forest on the Mission Field. 

Eight of the Alumni are foreign mission- 
aries, and three from the class of '01 are teach- 
ers in the Philippines, under the U. S. Gov- 
ernment. There are also nine others in work 
abroad, who took only a part of their college 
course at Lake Forest. 

P. D. Bergen, '80, is now President of the 
Shantung College, N. China, a Christian in- 
stitution well known in that empire. It has a 
body of 150 Alumni, and 100 students. 

Woman's work is represented by Mrs. An- 
nie Rhea Wilson ('81), and Mrs. Mary Mc- 
Kinney Bergen ('83), the former now of Ta- 
briz, Persia, and the latter of Weihsien, North 
China. The older Alumni will remember well 
there accomplished and popular ladies, who 
have consecrated their unusual abilities to the 
uplifting of women in Persia and China. 

J. J. Boggs ('88), of Canton, China, and 
E. M. Wilson ('89), of Sangli, India, have 
charge of flourishing preparatory schools for 
boys. The importance of this work is self- 
evident. L. J. Davies ('88), of Tsingtau, 
North China, is doing an excellent evangelis- 
tic work. His earnest devotion impresses 
deeply the Chinese with whom he comes in 
contact. There are about 400 Christians in 
his field, ten or twelve schools, and a number 
of native Evangelists. A. S. Wilson, M. D. 
C92), of Miraj, West India, made a splendid 
record during the months of plague and fam- 
ine in his district, both as man and physician, 
by his untiring efforts for the allevation of 
the terrible sufferings through which the peo- 
ple of that country lately passed. He treated 
last year more than 20,000 patients. 

Mention has been already made of three of 
the Alumni, members of the class of '01, who 
are in the Philippines as teachers. Though 
not connected with any Missionary Society, 
their work is essentially missionary. 

Of the nine others, who though not grad- 
uates, have yet been students at Lake Forest, 
there is space for the personal mention of only 

two men both of whom are doing an exceptionl 
work. Melvin Fraser is now in West Africa, 
in the German Kameruns. He has assisted in 
the founding of two new- interior stations at 
Flat, and Efulen. He has made journeys into 
the country of the dwarfs, learned several 
African dialects, translated part of the New 
Testament into Bule, and is accomplishing a 
general Christianizing and civilizing work. 
He is emphatically a pioneer, and his life is 
one of physical hardship and risk, owing to 
the almost deadly climate. Groham Lee is 
doing a splendid work in Pyeng Yang, Korea. 
He is one of the pastors of a church in that 
city, numbering more than 1,500 members. 
Much of his time is given to the instruction 
of classes of enquirers, and in long journeys- 
amongst the fifty outstations, of which he has 
charge. A r ery little aid is given to the Ko- 
rean churches. They are almost entirely self- 
supporting, having developed to a very unusual 
degree a consciousness of their responsibil- 
ity for the evangelization of their own people. 
Hence Lee's work and that of his colleagues in 
the same field, is regarded with the greatest 
interest by all friends of Missions. Sub cruce 

P. D. Bergen, '80. 

The Tounding of the Stentor. 

In calling to mind the early history of the 
Stentor it is difficult, even impossible, to fix 
upon any particular circumstance which was 
directly responsible for its existence. 

The present magazine was not a product of 
impulse or sudden fancy on the part of a few, 
but was rather the mature, legitimate out- 
growth of a constantly growing need, felt by 
faculty and student body alike, for an official 
University organ which should combine the 
various interests of all departments. It was 
felt that such a periodical would promote 
good-fellowship and foster university spirit in 
its broadest sense, and at the same time bring 
us in closer touch with other institutions of 


learning. The old University Review, while 
an admirable journal of its class, had not met 
with these requirements and had perished with 
a quiet dignity becoming its character. Fol- 
lowing its demise there soon began to be felt, 
as has been stated, the need of a new magazine 
built on broader lines ; one in which the stu- 
dents themselves might maintain controlling 
interest, and into which might be injected the 
warmth of social features, and the fire of ath- 
letics, the latter having but recently awakened 
to a new life born of a general football move- 
ment in all the Western colleges. 

The subject of organizing such a periodical 
was discussed informally in the two literary 
societies and at many after-dinner gatherings 
in the old reading room on the first floor of 
the college building; it finally assumed prac- 
tical and working proportions. The question 
of the editorial and managing staff proved 
rather a delicate one, since the Athenean and 
Zeta Epsilon Societies were at that period in 
the throes of their many campaigns for su- 
premacy. As an old Zeta Epsilon member I. 
am free to confess, however, that there was 
practical unanimity on one point, and that was 
as to the isolated fitness of Mr. J. J. Boggs 
of the Athenean Society for the position of 
Editor in Chief. 

How wisely we chose in this respect is re- 
corded in the clean, sharp editorials and well- 
selected reading matter of those early editions. 
Mr. Boggs arose splendidly to the expectations 
of all, and to his early and tireless energy is 
due the credit of many succeeding years of 
usefulness of the Stentor. The high stand- 
ard which he set was an inspiration to his 

Mr. A. G. Welch was elected business man- 
ager; Mr. B. M. Linnell, exchange editor, and 
Mr. A. G. Wilson assumed charge of the ad- 
vertising department. These three were the 
staff representatives of the Zeta Epsilon So- 
ciety, while Mr. Keyes Becker, as local editor, 
and Mr. C. H. French in charge of the Alumni 

and personal department, together with the 
chief editor, were from the Athenian. The 
five subordinate editors rallied splendidly to 
the support of their chief and all worked in 
entire harmony, society politics being scrupu- 
lously laid aside. 

In the leading editorial of the first issue, 
June, 1887, the editor states that "the object 
of the present endeavor is to produce a .paper 
which will be entirely under the management 
of the students and for their especial benefit," 
asking the loyal support of every individual. 
The students responded promptly to this ap- 
peal and the Stentor stiil lives. 

Those of us who assisted in various capac- 
ities in nursing this infant through the uncer- 
tainties of early life, kept within us the never- 
failing belief that our child — for it belonged to 
us all — would thrive. The rapidly vanishing 
years have proven our prophecy, and as the 
Stentor approaches its majority in the full 
vigor of lively youth, we can look on with pa- 
ternal pride and renew our confidence that the 
future years will but add grace, beauty and 
strength to crown the life so humbly and fit- 
tingly begun. 

Llovd M. Berger, ex-'8S. 

My two sisters and my sister-in-law as 
well as myself were all students at Lake 
Forest at one time or another. Some one 
of us was in attendance during all the 
twelve years between '78 and '90: I am 
very pleased to note the dropping of the 
word "University" as it was always a handi- 
capping misnomer. Hoping that that you 
may succeed in building up a clientele in 
man}' families, so that Lake Forest parents 
may feel constrained to send their children 
to the same school which taught them — 
which I take it will be one not unim portant 
result .of this biographical material which 
you seek, 

Theodore Jessup, ex 'S3. 
Chicago, Illinois, Western Electric Co. 


Hiram A\. Stanley. 

Hiram M: Stanley, recently librarian of 
Lake Forest University died at Binghampton, 
N. Y.j on April 4. 

Mr. Stanley was born in Jonesville, Michi- 
gan, forty-five years ago, and come to Lake 
Forest with his father's family in 1878, enter- 
ing the sophomore class in that year. He 
was a remarkable student during the next three 
years, showing pertinacity, insight and orig- 
inality in a marked degree. After graduating 
at Lake Forest in 1881 he attended Union 
Seminary in New York, for one year, Andover 
Seminary, where he was graduated in divinity. 
for two years, and Harvard University for 
five years. In the latter institution he pur- 
sued his philosophical studies in both the di- 
vinity school and the graduate school, work- 
ing principally under Professors Royce and 
James, with whom he continued to have fre- 
quent correspondence afterwards. In 1886 he 
returned to this College as professor pro tem- 
pore of Philosophy. The next year he was 
transferred to the department of Logic, and 
was made University Librarian. He continued 
to give instruction in logic and philosophy 
until 1893, and to act as librarian until, broken 
down by a long illness, he finally resigned in 

The few persons who knew Air. Stanley in- 
timately, and the large number who read his 
writings, recognized in him a powerful and 
original mind of very great ability. His in- 
tense devotion to what he had in hand and his 
capacity for concentrated work, long ago made 
his scholarship respected, and he was a fre- 
quent contributor to the leading psychological 
journals of this country. His work on, "The 
Evolutionary Pschology of Feeling,'' which ap- 
peared in 1895, was recognized as an impor- 
tant pioneer in that field of research, and Dr. 
Stanley Hall said it was an "epoch-making" 
contribution to the literature of the subject. 
His "Essays on Literary Art," though pub- 
lished in England and known to but few, show 

great breadth of culture, sound and original 
judgment, and an admirable English style; the 
latter indeed was marked in all his writings. 

Mr. Stanley's nature was so retiring and 
his ability to push himself so small that few 
people in Lake Forest knew what a master 
mind was going in and out so quietly in our 
midst. His scholarship was both accurate and 
profound. While his special line of work 
was psychological, he was widely read in the 
literatures of the classical and the modern 
world, and made large investigation of socio- 
logical subjects. To mention a mere bye 
product of his active mind, he had for years 
been a constant reviewer for "The Dial," in 
the field of travel and discovery. 

Those who knew him mourn for him as a 
singularly refined and sensitive nature, noble 
and generous in all his impulses, absolutely 
devoid of insincerity, of cant, of pretence. His 
soul was "like a star, and dwelt apart." 

J. J. H. 

We add a much condensed bibliography of 
Mr. Stanley's writings. This includes only 
his published books, and a list of contribu- 
tions to various periodicals, selected with a 
view to showing the variety of topic in which 
he was interested. Exclusive of many book 
reviews in the "Dial," many notes in the 
"Library Journal," and newspaper articles, the 
Librarian of the College has made a list of 
over sixty articles written for the "Philosoph- 
ical Review," "Mind," the "Monist," the 
"Open Court," the "Psychological Review," 
"Science," the "Library Journal," "Education," 
the "Educational Review," "Arena," the 
"American Journal of Pschology," the "Dial," 
and "Forest and Stream." When this list is 
made as complete as possible, it will be pub- 
lished officially by the college in one of its 
"Bulletins." A number of these articles were 
reproduced, usually in a modified form, in his 
books, but the majority of them are accessible 
only in the volumes periodicals. 

Studies in the Evolutionary Psychology of Feeling. 



London, Sonnenschein ; New York, MacMillan, 

Essays in Literary Art, London, Swan Sonnen- 
schein & Co., 1S97. 

Psychology for Beginners, Chicago, Open Court 
Pub. Co.. 1899. 


On the Classification of Sciences, Mind, April, 17S4. 

Is the Design-Argument Scientific ? Mind, July, 1884. 

Our Civilization and the Marriage Question, Arena, 
June, 1890. 

Our Education and Art Education, Oct., 1890. 

Entertainment for the Masses, Open Court, 1891. 

Some Remarks Upou Prof. James' Discussion of At- 
tention, Monist, October, 1S92. 

Study of Fear as Primitive Emotion, Psychological 
Review, May, 1S94. 

Thoreau as a Press Writer, Dial, Oct. I, 1896. 

Analysis of the Good, Philosophical Review, May. 

Remarks on Religious Education, Educational Re- 
view, April, 1898. 

On the Psychology of Religion, Psychological Re- 
view, May, 1898. 

Democracy and Literature, Dial, June 16, 1S98. 

Observations on Blue Jays, Science, Hug. 19, 1898.- 

Education and Individuality, Educational Review, 
June, 1899. 

Totemism, Science, 1899. 

Shakespeare or Balzac, Which Is Greater? Dial, 
November 16, 1900. 

Cumulative Cataloging, Library Journal, 23 1184, 

The Relation of Art and Life. 

The main connecting thought of these Es- 
says is that literary art, and indeed all art, 
is an organ in the body of human culture and 
life, and so dependent on all other organs and 
all on it. This organic view implies that art 
segregative and egoistic, art for art's sake, 
is as destructive of real art as the opposite 
tendency, the altruistic, that is, the making 
art wholly subservient to some other organ in 
humanity, like religion or ethics. I believe 
we must look at human life in a!l its mani- 
festations, industrial, artistic, scientific, re- 
ligious, and ethical, as constituting in totality 
an organism where each factor is no more to 

serve itself merely, or even some other mem- 
ber, than the eye is for the eye's sake, or the 
hand for the hand's sake. As the eye is from 
the body and for it, and only by a constant 
interdependence reaches its own best develop- 
ment, so also is art dependent on the whole 
organism of civilization for its life and growth. 
The preface to "Essays on Literary Art," 
by H. M. Stanley. 

Song and L'ove. 

Song is Love's brother; yea more, twins are 

they : 
Together born, together, hand in hand, 
Since then have wandered over sea and land. 
When Love would with a man or maiden play, 
Song first entrances with his dulcet lay ; 
Love's fire by him is ever brightly fanned. 
Love's arrow ever is at his command ; 
He barbs, he keeps it keen, he speeds its way. 
O Love ! Shoot straight and swift thy sharp- 
est dart, 
O Song! Thrill clear and loud thy sweetest 

note ; 
Thus do we alway charm and pierce the heart 
Though hard as iron. If Love too fierce hath 

Perchance kind song can quick allay the smart 
With melody that poet never wrote. 

Hiram M. Stan'ev. 

Aside from a few newspaper items and 
one or two talks last summer with "Gerry" 
Vance, one of the old Lake Forest boys, I 
have heard nothing from the college since I 
left; but, although my career there was 
rather brief, I have always thought of it as 
an ideal place for a boni fide student, and 
have had mveh pleasure in thinking of my 
work there and much affection for the 
place; and as much longing to be back there 
as a student again as can probably be said 
of a great many of your graduates. 

Ben'jamin F. Hill, ex '9S. 
Denver, Colorado, 



Nursing as a Career for Women. 

Nursing has been considered a work espe- 
cially adapted to women ever since disease ex- 
isted. It is an art more or less exalted accord- 
ing to the country where practiced. Florence 
Nightingale's influence in England has made 
it a noble occupation there. 

In this country we have patterned after the 
English school. Xow that we are taking a 
step in advance and making it a career, women 
must become the teacher of woman in this art. 
The demand is rapidly growing for women 
who have had a broad education, as teachers 
in the schools of nursing, which are being or- 
ganized all over this country. These schools 
must have the same kind of an organization 
that is found in a woman's college or board- 
ing school. In these schools the demand for 
department teachers is greatly in excess of the 

At YValtham, Massachusetts, the first school 
along these lines was organized. Johns Hop- 
kins' hospital soon followed. Harvard is about 
to organize one. The Presbyterian Hospital 
and Rush Medical College of Chicago, have 
started another school. Such a school has 
peculiar advantages if connected with a Med- 
ical School or University. 

It is proposed to give nurses a training of 
three years and six months, practically the 
same as is devoted to a college course. The 
first six months is spent in a preliminary train- 
ing, for those students who require it, in the 
following branches : Anatomy, Physiology, 
Chemistry, Materia Medica, Bacteriology and 
Hygiene, Domestic Science, Dieting and Vis- 
iting Nursing. 

After this six months' training, the nurse 
enters the hospital as a student would enter 
the laboratories and spends two years in prac- 
tical work, supplemented by lectures and reci- 
tations. The last year should be spent in 
training in special nursing, as a head nurse, 
visiting work and private nursing. All this 
will be done under teachers and superintend- 

ents who make a specialty of their branches. 

It is proposed to allow more time for study 
than has been the custom heretofore in hos- 
pital training schools. The nurse should work 
no harder nor no less than her sister in col- 
lege. It is hoped the training will be as 
beneficial intellectually and morally as we know 
it is in a material way. This will fit a woman 
to be the best kind of an intelligent assistant 
in the art of healing. 

Nurses coming from such schools are busy 
most of the time at $25.00 per week and all 
expenses. Nurses who do teaching, take 
charge of hospitals or visiting nurses' work, 
command from $800.00 to $1,200.00 a year, all 
expenses, and a liberal vacation each year. 

The rewards are as great for woman as 
in any walk of life, and who can estimate the 
good done? Wherever woman labor, there 
can be found no more profitable or exalted 

B. M. Linnell, '89. 

Athenaen Literary Society. 

When the Athenian Literary Society start- 
ed work last September the prospects were 
very discouraging; there were only three or 
four of the old members back, several of our 
strongest men having been graduated in June. 
The hall was in poor condition, and the treas- 
ury was empty. Notwithstanding these hin- 
drances the society has had a fairly successful 
year; sixteen new men have been enrolled as 
members and a considerable amount has been 
spent in improving the hall and the furniture. 
The literary work done by the society has, 
on the whole, been good, one of our men win- 
ning half of the Alumni prize in the inter- 
society debate. 

The prospects for the coming year are 
brighter than they have been for several years, 
as nearly all of the members expect to be 
back in the autumn and are all anxious for 
the good of the society. We justly feel proud 
of the old Athenian Literary Society which 
has helped to make some of the strongest men 
which our college has ever produced. 

G. C, 05. 



Zhc Stentor. 

Published weekly throughout the college year by the students 
of Lake Forest University. 

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Correspondents and Reporters, 

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all former students of Lake Forest, both grad- 
uates and non-graduates. Reminding our read- 
ers that our sponsor, The Homeric Stentor, 
was not only "brazen throated," but also 
''great hearted," we shall always uphold with 
untiring voices the names and deeds of Lake 
Forest and keep a cordial spirit towards all 
our friends — and our rivals as well. 

This issue of the Stentor is called forth as 
a result of the correspondence conducted with 
the Alumni by a committee of the' factulty. 
So many expressions of loyalty and interest 
have been received that it seemed almost nec- 
essary to make some substantial return. It - : s 
hoped that everyone will find here a familiar 
name or allusion to something within his own 
remembrance, and will beyond these printed 
words, see some well-known faces or scenes. 

Our grateful thanks are due to all those who 
have responded so willingly to the request for 
contributions. Many of the articles have been 
written in time that could ill be spared, one 
on the eve of departure for Europe, another 
in the midst of a "moving." The little open- 
ing article, with its delicate touch of senti- 
ment, is an exact reproduction of a letter sent 
by a recent student with the return of his in- 
formation blank. We are quite confident that 
the former students and instructors of the col- 
legt can supply material for an "Alumni num- 
ber" for vears to come. 

In celebration of the conclusion of its seven- 
teenth year, the Stentor comes out in an en- 
larged form, and with a cordial greeting to 

This paper will carry to many their first 
intimation of the death of H. M. Stanley, who 
as student, instructor, and librarian, has been 
very intimately associated with the life of the 
college. Indeed, it may be said that he gave 
his own life to the institution, for it was the 
difficult task of installing the books in the new 
building, persisted in through the trying sum- 
mer of 1901, which brought on the illness 
which finally carried him away. Lover of 
nature and of art, a thinker touched with ge- 
nius, a poet, with a pure and clear literary 



style, he brought much honor to us. Our read- 
ers will be glad to find his name and bits of 
his work here and there in these pages ; the 
poem entitled, "The Key," has not before been 

The class of 1876 at Yale, which boasts 
both President Hadley and Captain Bob. Cook 
among its members, has been long known as 
the smartest and wickedest class that ever went 
to that college. The classof '93 has always 
been known to itself as the smartest, and to 
many others as the wickedest class that ever 
came to Lake Forest. It was large in num- 
bers, as our numbers go, and rich in sensa- 
tions. Some of its members could spend half 
the night in the mystic rites of the M. C. T. 
A., and extract approbation even from the pro- 
fessor of Latin next morning. It was noth- 
ing if not original. True to its reputation, it 
proposes to hold this year the first formal class 
reunion, its own decennial. The formality will 
no doubt be of the '93 brand, but we welcome 
both the class and the custom. The campus is 
at its mercy. We would suggest that its re- 
union will not be complete without the pres- 
ence of Dr. Seeley, Professor Emerson, and es- 
pecially "the Senator." 

To former editors of The Stentor, it is per- 
haps needless to say that this issue is not 
made possible by the profits of the year. We 
wish to make a special plea to the readers of 
this paper for their financial support. We 
propose, if we receive any sort of encourage- 
ment to do so, to publish next year seriatim 
the results of the communication which the 
alumni committee of the faculty have had 
with all former students. That is, in succes- 
sive numbers of the Stentor, we shall pub- 
lish each week a report of each of the classes 
in order, showing the location and occupa- 
tion of each individual, together with any 
facts of special interest. It is intended that 
this report shall include news of those who did 
not graduate, as well as of those who finished 

their course, whenever it has been possible to 
get trace of these. This is the chief induce- 
ment which we have to offer ; another is, that 
if we get a generous support from those who 
have left Lake Forest we shall be able to make 
a better paper. If all who declined to con- 
tribute to the Stentor while in college, or who 
have criticised it either in college days or 
since, will send in subscriptions now, all will 
be forgiven and we will try to give them full 
value in return. 

The most important event o fthe year at 
Lake Forest has been the movement towards 
bringing a large number of students here next 
year. This movement has been very thor- 
oughly organized. The correspondence with 
the Alumni is only one feature of it. The 
itinerary published elsewhere shows that Dr. 
Harlan has been making a very active cam- 
paign in the field ; a considerable amount of 
school visiting has been done ; literature has 
been prepared and sent out to all of those 
who might be interested, to teachers ,to pu- 
pils, to clergymen ; but beyond all this, the stu- 
dents now on the ground have co-operated in 
getting together a most promising list of pros- 
pective students for next year. It may safely 
be said that already at this writing we have 
assured for next year more than actually en- 
tered the college last September. Everyone 
realizes how much the vitality of our life here 
depends upon sufficient numbers. This is true 
not only on the athletic field, and in other stu- 
dent enterprises, but it is true in the class- 
room. We hope that the cordial spirit of co- 
operation which exists here may extend to all 
who read these words, and that everyone who 
can suggest candidates for Lake Forest next 
year or any subsequent year, will put himself 
in immediate communication with the authori- 

Lake Forest won her "big game" of 
the football season by defeating Monmouth 
College by a score of 12 to 10. 



To the Alumni : 

With the coming of June the thoughts of 
the /utimni always turn to Lake Forest. The 
Junetime of the year 1903 has a special hold of 
and interest for the former students of Lake 
Forest. Together with the Trustees, Faculty 
and students the Alumni at this time are inter- 
ested in the larger and more successful aims 
and efforts which are engrossing the attention 
of Lake Forest's friends in the widening of 
the field and the strengthening of the influence 
of the college. These annual reunions have 
been growing in attendance and general in- 
terest during the past few years and those 
who attend are well repaid for the little time 
spent among old friends on the old campus. 
The gatherings of the graduates and former 
students at this Commencement promises to be 
the most largely attended, most interesting and 
most productive meeting ever held by the 
Alumni Association. 

The usual dinner and business session of 
the Association will be held in Lois Hail the 
evening of June 23d, and a reception will be 
tendered the Alumni, Faculties, Trustees and 
students with their friends by the Class of '03. 
Provision will be made for the lodging and 
other entertainment of those who attend the 
Alumni gatherings and who wish to remain 
for the Commencement exercises of the day 
following. Old students, members of the As- 
sociation or not, their wives or husbands are 
welcome and are urged to meet at this time, 
renew their youth with friends of college days 
and to become personally acquainted with the 
development, progress, plans and aspirations 
of the present-day Lake Forest. In this pres- 
ent life the Alumni claim a part and share large 
interest ; with it their plans for a larger work 
are co-operative. Former students of any day- 
will find their friends at this reunion and they 
will find much of personal interest and pleas- 

As this commencement marks the comple- 

tion of twenty-five years of Professor Halsey's 
service in and for Lake Forest the Alumni 
Day will be a Halsey Day. His unique rela- 
tion with the former students arising from his 
personal acquaintance with every one from the 
first College class, his loyalty to Lake For- 
est and to the Alumni makes it fit and happy 
that his former students celebrate with him 
this anniversary. Do him the compliment and 
yourself the honor of meeting him at this time. 

Detailed announcement of the arrangements 
will be sent to the Association members but 
as this number of the Stentor will reach many 
old students not on the Association list we 
ask that all remember that Alumni Day will 
be June 23d, and that all former students will 
be all-welcome to its celebrations, and the 
Commencement will be the next day. Your 
presence will be a pleasure to yourselves and 
your friends and a service to Lake Forest. 
R. H. Crozier, 

Pres't. Alumni Ass'n. 

St. Joseph, Mo., -May 21, 1903. 

To all Former Students : 

The returns which have come to me in con- 
nection with the correspondence with the 
Alumni and non-graduates of Lake Forest have 
been very satisfactory. This remark belongs, 
perhaps, better to their quality than to their 
quantity, for many blanks are still in the hands 
of those to whom they have been sent. I 
would urge that these be sent to Lake Forest 
at once in order that they may be classified 
and arranged for transcription into permanent 
form during the summer months. I would also 
urge that these blanks be filled out very fully. 
I am positively dismayed at the modesty of the 
Lake Forest students. Of course the ques- 
tions are addressed generally to all, rather 
than to any one, and if a new set were to be 
prepared now, they would be somewhat modi- 
fied. But it often happens that students who 
competed for prizes, belonged to the athletic 
teams, and to more than one society, decline to 
impart the desired information because in the 



blank it happens to be classed under the head 
of "distinctions." There is also some reluc- 
tance about conveying full and precise infor- 
mation about similar "distinctions"' out of col- 
lege. I hope that all who still feel any inter- 
est in Lake Forest, whether graduates or non- 
graduates, will be good enough to send their 
returns in promptly. I should be especially 
glad if each one would cudgel his brains to 
remember addresses of former college friends, 
especially those who did not graduate. There 
are still two or three hundred of these which 
cannot be found. 

May I make one positive suggestion ? I 
would urge that the class of '93 at its reunion, 
the graduating class of '03, and any other 
classes which can get together in any numer- 
cial force, should appoint an officer to be 
known as the class secretary. It should be 
the duty of this officer to collect and keep in 
hand fresh information about all members of 
his class, and to serve as the intermediary be- 
tween the class, the general secretary, and the 
college officials. The existence of such officers 
would greatly simplify and expedite commu- 
nication, and their combined efforts would 
do much to hold the entire body together. In 
the case of classes which cannot hold meet- 
ings, a way might be found by which a class 
secretary might be named for each, either 
through the general Alumni Association, or 
through the faculty authorities, or through both 
in consultation. 

Walter R. Bridgman. 

To the Editor of The Stentor : 

Please pardon my delay in responding to 
your request. It has not been caused by lack 
of interest. I was much pleased to hear of 
President Harlan's interest in the matter of 
bringing together the old students of Lake 
Forest now in New York and vicinity. 

Among the multitude of schools, including 
universities of the first rank on the one hand, 
and normal schools on the other, there is not 

one, I venture to say, with an equal number 
of representatives in Xew York City, that 
has absolutely no association for its old stu- 
dents and alumni. Although New York is 
far removed from the forest on Lake Michi- 
gan, where stands the greatest Western Pres- 
byterian University, yet the ready market of 
the great city for all sorts of wares has nat- 
urally drawn thither many men and women of 
all professions. Two of our ex-presidents 
have long lived in Xew York, though one of 
these has now returned to the West. Such 
an association may not only be a meeting place 
where there will be a reunion of friends and 
interchange of pleasant memories, but it may 
prove a great power for promoting the best 
interests of the university. The alumni of 
Harvard and Yale have done not a little to- 
ward promoting the material growth of their 

May I especially request that if such an 
association is formed, it may include not only 
the alumni, but also all old students who are 
loyal to the university. 

Martha B. Barrett, ex. '97. 

The Glee Club. 

It was "Hal" Humiston, '91, who was the 
"sine qua non" of the Glee Club. Subtract 
"Hummy," and Mr. Hamlet would never have 
asked wdiether it was "to be or not to be." 

What a "line-up" our leader faced when first 
he waved his baton. The musicians were all 
men of one society, sixteen voices being picked 
out of a total membership of thirty-two. Your 
humble servant was chosen because a politician 
was desired, and he was selected to pull the 
wires, and was instructed to keep quiet while 
the fine shading was being given to the mu- 
sic. This is an illustration of the care taken 
in selecting voices. There was no other way. 

On our first public appearance, four of the 
immortal sixteen showed unmistakable signs 
of terror and were only restrained from drop- 
ping dead with embarrassment by having their 


shins and other parts of their anatomy kicked 
by the other twelve. The first solo attempted 
in public provoked applause long and loud ; the 
applause came because the audience admired 
the nerve of the man who would dare sing 
the verses alone. There could be no mistake. 
It was an encore. No one had dreamed of 
such a possibility. Finally the soloist returned 
and sang the last verse over again, but changed 
the tune in the fourth line. Being asked later 
why he thus broke up his accompanist, he re- 
sponded that knowing something new was re- 
quired, and having no original lines, he sim- 
ply developed a little new melody. He failed 
to explain that the development of new mel- 
ody was entirely spontaneous, but in any event 
the explanation was allowed. 

A similar experience took hold upon us 
during the first year, when another soloist be- 
ing encored, to his entire astonishment, was 
so overcome as to be unable to again get to 
his feet, and another man was pushed to the 
front and sang the encore. 

During this first year, Woelfel, '93, really 
did some clever whistling for us, and Erskine 
actually sang. 

The second year we were better organized, 
and took an extended trip, which no one will 
ever forget. On the first night we engaged 
rooms in the best hotel in the town, and on 
the last one we were renting any comfortable 
space to be found under high sidewalks, and 
three in a bed at that. The only thing that 
prevented a man sleeping under a bed, was 
the fact that the slats usually fell through 
a few minutes after the first occupation. The 
"broken slat" record of that trip has never 
been equaled. Neither has the cracker and 
cheese diet, which one day served for both 
breakfast and dinner. 

Year number three was presided over by 
Charlie Davies, '93, the original "Peter Grav." 
This year we took a chair on our trip. Bv 
having two chairs face each other, and slip- 
ping a third seat between them, a continuous 

bed was made. The only difficulty in the 
plan came in that sixteen comfortable beds 
were thus provided, with eighteen men want- 
ing them. Hence the last two returning pil- 
grims at night would silently move beneath 
some sleepers and gently pull the third seat 
from under him. If the sleeper awoke, there 
was a fight ; if not, he slept like a half-opened 
jack-knife the rest of the noght. 

In these years Davies, Bourns, Henry Curry 
and Marcotte were among the funmakers, be- 
ing occasionally assisted in a disreputable man- 
ner by him of "The Toboggan Slide." Peter 
Gray, O'Grady's Goat, Old Thompson's Mule, 
Bedalia Jane McCann, Old Man Moses, Ro- 
meo and Juliet, Faint Heart Ne'er Won Fair 
Lady, and Drill Yez Terriers, Drill, brought 
tears at nearly each performance. Apart from 
this criminality, however, the club reallv did 
splendid work, and in the second and third 
year of its history, sang with such spirit and 
intelligence as to receive many flattering com- 

Harris, '94, and Hayner, '95, dev<-;oped a 
Mandolin Club out of practically raw material, 
and they thumped and thumbed their way into 
recognition. Really, they were good. T can 
hear them yet as I look out through a hole 
in the sack curtain to see how the audience is 
receiving the first number. 

I might go on forever, and in fact the longer 
I write, the longer it seems I must. How the 
old faces come up ! E. L. Jones, Grove, Char- 
lie Moore, Herbie and "the little red satchel" 
— but I must stop. The curtain falls, and the 
dear old days have passed from the stage of 
to-day into the memories of the happy times 
that may not come again. 

George W. Wright, '92. 

The Ferry Hall lecture course opened 
auspiciously in the fall, and readings and 
lectures were given by Mr. Hamlin Gar- 
land, Jacob Riis, Mrs. Ruth McEnery 
Stuart, Miss Daskam and others. 



A Song of Spring. 


O ye who love me so, 
The same glad hours 
Do I come, bringing, 
That smiled a year ago, 
The same sweet flowers, 
The same sweet singing. 

Let robin now begin 
His courting time 
And sing it sweetly, 
That he his love may win 
Ere cometh June 
That cometh fleetly. 

Let water-nixies play 
In brook and creek 
With song and laughter — 
Dive madly in the spray 
To hide and seek 
And follow after 

Let violets now gleam 
Across the grass 
Blue, white and yellow, 
That lads may see, and dream, 
Each of his lass, 
And love grow mellow. 


Let skies be clear at dawn, 
And blue at noon — 
At even, golden, 
And hearts together drawn 
Beneath the moon 
Like lovers olden. 

O ye who love me so, 
The same sweet flowers 
Do I come bringing 
That bloomed a year ago ! 
The same glad hours — 
The same sweet singing. 

F. C. MacDonald. 

The Inter-Academic foot ball series 
resulted in a tie between the Lake Forest 
School and the Northwestern Academy. 
No banner was awarded by the Association. 

The following is a copy of part of a letter 
received from a former student, who spent 
two years at Lake Forest and finished his 
course at a large university. It was written 
entirely without thought of publication, but 
is reprinted here by permission. 
"My Dear Prof. Bridgman : 

"I enclose the form filled out as I think you 
wish it. In truth, of course, I belong to the 

University of , but there is a much 

warmer place in my heart for Lake Forest. 
If I had my college course to do over again, 
or if I had sisters, brothers or children to take 
a college course, I should not hesitate a mo- 
ment about sending them to L. F. C. for all 
their undergraduate work, and to the uni- 
versity for graduate work, if they cared to 
study further. 

"I enjoyed my work at the university very 
much indeed, and enjoyed the class work with 
well known instructors, but we were not in 
the least degree in personal touch with our 
teachers as we were at Lake Forest. With 
me that meant much, and I could not feel at 
the university that interest and enthusiasm 
that I always felt at the college. I came very, 
very near returning to Lake Forest after my 
first month at the university, but as my home- 
sickness wore oft* I decided that it would be 
better for me to make myself contented with 
my surroundings, and so I "stuck it out." 
However, I never ceased to feel the lack of 
personality in the class room. The instructor 
gave always of his knowledge, never of him- 

For this reason, I think, more than for 
any other, I love the college more than the 
university, and am sure that I gained more 
in knowledge, more in inspiration, more in 
ambition, more in everything at Lake Forest. 
This is not disloyalty to the institution whose 
degree I enjoy, I hope; it is simply a state- 
ment of my belief that the good, small college 
is the place for undergraduates always, and 
the larger institutions for the graduate of more 
mature years." 



This year has been a very prosperous 
one for the Aletheian society. From our 
reception in the fall, which serves to intro- 
duce the new students to the old ones and 
to one another, down to each one of our 
weekly meetings we have had the earnest 
and sympathetic co-operation of all of our 

With a large proportion of the college 
girls as active workers we have been able 
to arrange our programs without asking too 
frequent appearances from an}' individual 
and we have discovered much latent ability 
in literary lines. 

Several of the college professors have 
favored us with very interesting talks and 
we hope next year to have more meetings 
of this sort. 

We feel that no one of the alumni of 
the society, who speak of the superiority of 
the college institutions in their day, can say 
that Aletheian has not adhered to its origin- 
al high standard. 

The Year in Zeta Epsilon. 

A year ago, Zeta Epsilon was in a most dis- 
couraging position. With its hall battered and 
broken up, a depleted treasury, its members 
listless and disheartened, no meetings for six 
months — prospects were not at all hopeful. In 
fact, there was some serious talk of disbanding 
the society. 

Last November, however, some of our loyal 
alumni met with the three surviving active 
members one Sunday evening and mapped out 
a plan for reorganizing the society. During 
the following week these three men "cleaned 
house." They scrubbed and dusted and swept 
and painted every square inch of the large 
hall and had it re-papered. It meant hard, 
persistent, dirty drudgery ; but it paid. Be- 
tween bites, they talked Zeta Epsilon to the 
new men in college, with the result that six 
earnest, capable fellows were pledged. Word 

was. immediately sent to the alumni, and the 
first regular meeting was held on December 
ist — one week and one day after the meeting 
of the reorganizing committee. That night 
twelve alumni met to help our six neophytes 
"ride the goat." And a splendid meeting it 
was, with much hearty, loyal Zeta Epsilon 
spirit shown. 

We are a small band — only nine in number 
— but we work. Every man is there for a 
purpose, and that purpose is squarely. and hon- 
estly met once a week. You might have seen 
a sample of our work in the prize debate for 
the Thornton cup. With a raw team of three 
men, two of whom have never before debated 
either in public or private, we walloped Athe- 
ncean in the best traditional style. 

Just a word to our alumni : Zeta Epsilon 
lives ; it is full of youthful vigor, courage and 
enterprise. What we have done in the past 
year will be supplemented and enlarged next 
year. We want to show ourselves worthy of 
carrying on the great work you so admirablv 
began a generation ago. We want to hold 
your interest and faith in the societv. We 
want you to continue to be proud, as we are 
proud, of ZETA EPSILOX. 

What Can the College Paper Do for 
the Newspaper /V\an. 

To one who for two years or more served 
time in the Stentor sanctum and at weekly in- 
tervals inflicted upon the tolerant Lake For- 
est community the questionable products of 
his pen, the request to contribute again to the 
old college paper comes as a surprise and can 
only be accounted for on some such ground 
as the theory that distance lends enchantment. 

Although separated from his undergradu- 
ate days by less than a year, the writer has 
no hesitancy in affirming that experience on 
the college paper is of value to one who ex- 
pects to take up newspaper work later on as 
a means of livelihood. Opportunities are there 
without number, but it depends very largely 


upon the student editor or reporter whether or 
not he is to take advantage of them. Prob- 
ably the most valuable thing to be gained is 
"what may be termed the newspaper spirit, 
which is the ability to recognize a piece of 
news without its having to hit you in the 
head and then to express it so that others see 
it as you do yourself. 

The average college editor occupies a posi- 
tion that is unique. Without any hope of re- 
muneration, either financial or by way of 
praise, he labors on from week to week at his 
"bootless task. Between the frowns of his pro- 
fessors in the classroom and the criticisms of 
the students on the campus his lot is often a 
hard one. It would be strange indeed if out 
of this the worker on the college paper could 
not hope to obtain some reward. And that 
reward he does receive as surely as he has 
put forth an honest, effort in his work. He 
has acquired a fair degree of skill in the use 
of language, his vocabulary has been enlarged, 
and he has trained himself to observe closelv 
and analyze correctly ; all of these are a news- 
paperman^ stock in trade. With these ac- 
quirements he may leave college secure in the 
knowledge that he has gained a substantial 
point of vantage in the unlimited field of his 

George L. Mallory, '02. 

/HcCarter's Last Letter. 

Moi Deear Hennings : Oi tak' me pen in 
hand to indite yez a lehtter. It may be th' 
lasht wan Oi'll wrote yez. Oi'm in a serious 
predic'ment entoirely. Do yez renumber th' 
black nagur's stahlin'. iv me wood lasht year: 
Me frind Dorn, he sez, sez he, "McCahrter, 
Oi'll tell yez how t' lay 'm out. If he begins 
again this year, fill wan or two sthicks wid 
gun powder an' put 'em on top iv th' pile, 
an' th' nex' nagur the)- bury yez will know 
'at he's it." Hennings, me frind, Oi loaded 
four sthicks lasht noight ; not wan if thim 
wuz gone in th' mornin'. This avenin' Oi 

came home aafther a short toime wid th' byes 
— it wuz blisthering cold. Me house wuz 
loike an ice-wagon. Oi built me a foire, an' 
Hennings, Oi am sthrongly iv th' opinion that 
Oi hev put wan or two iv th' gun-powder 
sthicks in th' sthove. Oi am also iv th' opin- 
ion that Oi hev not — an' Oi give meself th' 
benefit iv th' doubt. Thinks Oi, if Oi hev 
put th' gun-powder sthicks in, Oi will be 
waitin' fer Hennings in Hades before Oi can 
reach th' door. If Oi hev not, why th' devil 
go out in th' cold? But, Hennings, if anny- 
thing should happen, Oi died thinkin' iv you. 
At th' same toime Oi'm shure beyond all reas- 
onabl doubt that the}' would hev gone off by 
this toime, but however, it occuhrs to me that 
Oi bored clown dape an' plugged it up good 
an' it would require about fifteen minutes for 
a good hot foire loike Oi hev to get to th' 
powder. Hennings, me faith is shaken. Oi 

am sthronglv iv th' opini . 

R. T. L. Matthews, '01. 

The Bross Foundation. 

In the year 1856 Governor "William Bross 
lost by death his "latest born and darling son, 
Xattie." and in the winter months following 
he devised a plan whereby his son, though 
dead, might in every decade "to the end of 
time." show how the latest science proved "the 
existence, the providence, or any or all, of the 
attributes of the Only Living and true God," 
or in a yet more special way demonstrated the 
truth of the Christian Scriptures. According- 
ly he left to the Trustees of Lake Forest Uni- 
versity a large sum of money, the interest of 
which is to be used to stimulate the produc- 
tion of the best books on the above subjects. 

The purpose of Govern Bross must appeal 
to all who are interested in the spiritual sig- 
nificance of science ; the munificent provision 
for the carrying of it out renders the founda- 
tion one of the most noble institutions of the 
kind in the world. 

President F. L. Patton of Princeton Theo- 


logical Seminary, was the one first chosen to 
contribute to this series of works. He took for 
his theme, Obligatory Morality, and presented 
his treatment of it in a memorable course of 
five lectures delievered at Lake Forest in May. 
He sought to show that the moral nature of 
man can be understood only on the theistic 
interpretation of the world. 

Invitations to attend his lectures were sent 
to the Presbyterian ministers and others 
within reasonable distance of Lake Forest, and 
a considerable number availed themselves of 
the opportunity. The lectures were repeated 
in Chicago. 

It is expected that some of the most em- 
inent men of science now living will be in- 
duced to present, in connection with this foun- 
dation, their views of the relations between 
science and religion. Lord Kelvin has been 
invited to lecture in Lake Forest in the near 

College News Notes 

The freshmen beat the sophomores at 
base ball last week. 

Invitations are out for the O. K. Pi 
dance next Saturday evening. 

The postponed Inter-Academic League 
Track Meet will take place Thursday after- 
noon at 2:30 on Marshall Field. 

The base ball team failed to get the con- 
tract signed with Mt. Pleasant, la., and in 
consequence as forced to give up the 
Iowa trip. 

Mr. C. B. Herschberger, Instructor in 
Physics and Athletic Director, was mar- 
ried in December to Miss Grace Eberhart, 
of Chicago. 

Ferry Hall Dance vote stood 67—33 
against. The Winona men are very hospi- 
table, carry baggage, read poems, send 
flowers and stuff. 

Ferry Hall forgot to mention her re- 
turn in The Stentor last week and in conse- 

quence the editor did also. I wonder if 
they are sore about it. 

President Harlan has taken a lease of 

the house on the lake shore just south of 

Mr. Larned's, belonging to Mrs. Cramer, 
and is already settled there. 

The engagement was announced a week 
or two ago, of Miss Julia Moss, daughter of 
Mr. Jesse L. Moss, of Lake Forest, to Mr. 
Joseph Curtis Sloane, Head Master of the 
Boys' School. 

The Annual Inter-Society debate was 
won by the Zeta Epsilon Society, and the 
Chicago Alumni prize was divided equally 
between Mr. Carroll Erskine, '06, Ath., and 
Mr. Jean Clos, '04, Z. E. 

The Lake Forest baseball team are 
perfect gentlemen, but the hotel keeper ob- 
jected to their appetites. If the worthy 
host had known that good meals are a rare 
treat to the fellows he would have been 
more liberal. 

On Washington's birthday the students 
were addressed by the Rev. Dr. Milburn, of 
the Plymouth Congregational Church, of 
Chicago, and on the Day of Prayer for Col- 
leges by the Rev. Cleland B. McAfee, of 
the 41st Street Presbyterian church of Chi- 

Through the generosity of Mr. Charles 
S. Thornton, a distinguished lawyer of Chi- 
cago, a handsome sivercup has been offered 
to that society which shall first win three 
of the annual debates. The debates take 
place each year on the eve of Lincoln's 

Diver broke the tradition Tuesday 
night that the first speaker on a program 
cannot win a contest. It is nearly a tradi- 
tion that a young lady cannot win in Lake 
Forest, yet Miss Dupuy won. Everyone is 
glad to see an energetic girl come to the 
front and show people what she can do. 

Mr. Francis Charles MacDonald, who 



■came to the college this year as instructor 
in English, was graduated at Princeton in 
1896. Since graduation he has been en- 
gaged for three years in the Princeton 
libraries and for two years or more in teach- 
ing. The other editor would like to state 
that Mr. MacDonald has made the resi- 
dence of an instructor in North Hall a thing 
approved by all. 

Once a gentleman wrote, 'that in the 
modern arrangements of society a man 
often asks for bread and receives a stone." 
This may be the arrangements of society, 
but the gentleman would be fussed if he 
should find it true "that in modern society, a 
freshman girl sometimes asks for Huyler's 
and receives rocks." In this case, he would 
certainly think that either the society or 
arrangements had slipped a cog. 

On the strength of a petition signed by 
practically the whole body of students, the 
faculty and the trustees have sanctioned a 
plan according to which a semester charge 
of Si. 50 for the direct benefit of athletics is 
to be included in the treasurer's bill. This 
is subject, however, to three limitations; it 
is adopted for two years only, on trial, it is 
not to go into effect until after it can have 
had previous annoucement in the catalogue 
and therefore not until 1904-5, and the pay- 
ment of this fee must carry with it free ad- 
mission to all games on home grounds. 

The Hon. C. B. Farwell has given to 
the college as an athletic field seven and 
one half acres of land lying west of the 

Boys' School, between Illinois and Wash- 
ington Avenues. The ground has been 
levelled and seeded and will be ready for 
the opening of the football season in Sep- 
tember- There are to be both baseball and 
football fields, entirely separate from each 
other, and the field is to be surrounded by 
a cinder track, one quarter of a mile in 
length. There will be a grand stand on 
the southwest side of the field. Mr. C. B. 
Herschberger, who was famous in Univer- 
sity of Chicago athletics from '94 to '99, 
has charge of the different athletics teams 
of the college. It is confidently expected 
that, under his guidance and with the ad- 
vantages of the new up-to-date field, there 
will be a revival of athletic prowess in Lake 
Forest and thatthe College will regain and 
hold the rank she held in the past. 

I hope that a lively interest may be 
kept up in Lake Forest college. It was my 
first love, and I shall always be more than 
ordinarily interested in its growth and 
development. — My work in this city has 
been pleasant and profitable. Pittsburg is 
the rockbed of Presbyterianism and I have 
been rarely fortunate in becoming intimate- 
ly acquainted with some grand men in our 
ministry. — My wife and I expect to spend 
six months or more in Europe next year 
with nothing to do but see sights. 

B. R. MacHattox, ex 'g5. 
Pittsburg, Pa., Herron Ave., Presb. 



« _ _ i& 

Lois Hall. 

Dr. and Mrs. Halsey and their daughter 
Katherine are now living at the hall. 

Miss Linthicum visited Lake Forest 
Monday, She has left Northwestern and is 
now at home. 

Miss Butler entertained the girls in the 
hall Friday evening and all report fine 
"eats" and a dandy time. 

We wish this weather would "kiss it- 
self goodbye, remove its junk which it calls 
a trunk, and a — disappear." 

Everyone was delighted at the news of 
Friday's victory, and we wish the team all 
kinds of success on their trip this week. 

Miss Kiernan and Miss Jackson attend- 
ed the conference meet at Marshall Field 
Saturday, but decided that "Weber and 
Fields" was a trifle warmer. 

The carefully prepared reading given 
in Aletheian Friday night by Mr. W. Burch- 
field Ross of Dubois fame, was highly ap- 
preciated by all who heard it. 

Master Karl Schmidt escorted a party 
of girls to Lincoln park Saturday and they 
had a splendid time eating and taking in 
the sights. The teachers tried to have a 
beach party but were completely frozen 

With a large lunch and a still larger 
bunch of sweaters and coats, a gay bunch, 
thinking "the change would do them good", 
enjoyed the annual picnic at Druce's Lake 
Saturday. On the way home they stopped 
at Dr. Carter's in Waukegan where hot 
chocolate cooled their fevered (?) brows. 
Those in the party were: Misses Robinson, 
Wilson, Bartlett, Stowell and Messrs. Carter, 
Diver, Rogers and Ross. 

Perry Hall (Notes. 

The serenade Saturday night was thor- 
oughly enjoyed. 

Miss Russell, of Girton School, spent 
Sunday with Alice Hall. 

Miss Bertha Sardam spent Sunday in 
the city with her parents. 

Mr. and Mrs. Hanna visited their 
daughters Saturday and Sunday. 

Home, home, sweet, sweet home, 

Be it ever so chilly, 
There's no place like home! 

There are lakes and lakes. Some you 
can go boating upon, others you can only 
gaze upon. Query — Which is preferable? 

Miss Litta Schenck and Miss Beatrice 
Ellwood were the the guests of Myra Vance 
over Sunday. They were both returning to 
their homes in Denver from National Park 

Friday morning Miss Sargent an- 
nounced in chapel: "You need not worry 
about your suit cases when you reach Lake 
Forest, for the college team will be at the 
station and will take them up to Ferry 
Hall." College team! Good joke! 

Thursday noon, when the train pulled 
out of Winona station with its three special 
coaches filled with Ferry Hall girls, there 
was an equally large crowd left standing on 
the platform; singing heartily, "Here's to 
Ferry Hall, she's the very best of 
all." The answer came back, "Hoo-ra-ra, 
Hoo-ra-ra. Winona, Rah!" Ferry Hall 
will always remember Winona as a place 
where it was hospitably received and royally 
entertained from first to last. The girls 
were very sorry to leave Winona but glad 
to return to Lake Forest. 


What each girl says: "I never was so 
•glad to get back in my life, but we did have 
a good time down there, there's no doubt 
about that. Ferry Hall seems like a palace 
and I have so much room that I can't find 
anything. Really, Lake Forest is the most 
beautiful place, and if we could only make 
use of Lake Michigan I would be perfectly 
happy. Recitations in Smith Hall seem 
like dreams, we are so used to limited quar- 
ters. If they ever put the piano back in the 
dancing hall we can have a good dance. I 
am just wild to take a good walk around 
Lake Forest and see all the old places. And 
there is one thing that I have believed for 
a long time, and I haven't changed my 
opinion, either, in my travels, and that is 
that there is no place like Lake Forest after 

Lake Forest School 

The baseball team showed what it 
could do when it defeated Northwestern 
Academy by the overwhelming score of 19 
— 1 last Thursday and that too in the enemy's 
territory and in spite of as noisy a bunch of 
ragging rooters as you are apt to find any- 
where. It was our second game with them, 
the first having been won 7 — 6, only after 
the hardest kind of a game, and the team 
went down expecting a close game but de- 
termined to win if good playing would do it. 
Bethard's pitching showed marked improve- 
ment and with gilt-edged support he held 
Northwestern without a hit until the eighth 
inning. It began to rain in the last of the 
seventh inning and time was called. It 
poured steadily for about ten minutes and 
then cleared but by that time the diamond 
was hopelessly flooded. The remainder of 
the game was, therefore played on the old 
diamond at the north end of Shepard field 
where the ground was as rough as a cow 
pasture and the grass on the in-field about 
a foot high. Under these conditions and 
with the ball so slippery that it was impos- 
sible to pitch. \V. M. managed to get three 

hits which netted one run and they thus 
escaped a shut-out. The score was 10 — o 
when it began to rain. The batting of our 
men was very good, every men getting at 
least one hit. Whitmore had a percentage 
of 1000 for the game. Milner knocked the 
ball over the center fielder's heai for a 
home run in the 8th inning. 

The summary: 
L. F. S. 

Zimmerman, 3 b 
Hoyne, 1 b 
Bethard, p 
Whitmore, c 
Clark, If 
Linn, ss 
Milner, 2b 
Raymond, cf 
Welch, if 


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1 1 


N. VV. A. 






Dow, 3 b c 


Schneider, c 




Manley, p 



Benson, 2 b 



Linthicum, ib 




Hutchins 3 b If 



Zimmerman, cf 



Wills, rf 



Phelps, c 



McNnltz, If 






L. F. S. 2 



2 4 







Two base hits, Bethard. Home Run, Milner. 
Struck out by Bethard 5, by Mauley 4. Bases on 
Balls off Bethard 3, off Manley 3. Hit by pitched 
balls Hoyne and Milner. Time of game 2 too. Um- 
pires, Swift and Irwin. 

Bert Kennedy returned to school Fri- 
day from Alice Home. He is the last mem- 
ber of the hospital squad and we are all 
very glad to have him with us again. 

Bethard and Zimmerman are our only 
entries in Stagg's Inter-Scholastic Meet for 
June 6. They are entered in the running 
broad jump which Zimm won last year. 


The batting averages of the baseball 
team for the League games are given below. 
For the benefit of the uninitiated we will 
say that in computing a batting average, a 
base on balls, a sacrifice hit and being hit 
by a pitched ball count just as if you had 
not come to bat, in other words they are 
deducted from the total number of times at 


T at B Hits B B S H H PB Aver 

Whitmore, c 29 12 3 1 o .480 

Bethard, p 28 12 1 o 1 .462 

Hoyne, 1st 30 9401 .360 

Zimmerman, 3rd 30 9001 .310 

Raymond, c f 25 6 1 o 1 .261 

Hobbsrf(sub) 10 2200 .250 

Linn, ss 26 5 1 2 1 .227 

Clark, If 28 5 1 o 1 .192 

Milner, 2nd 27 41 ' 1 .167 

Welch, rf (sub) 15 2 1 1 o .154 

There is a rumor that South Side has 
given up and her team disbanded. If this 
is true there are three teams tied for the 
baseball championship of the Academic 
League: Lake Forest, Northwestern and 
Morgan Park. Even if South Side does 
play out her schedule she can hardly figure 
in the championship as she has suffered 
three defeats whereas each of the above 
teams has but two against it. At this writ- 
ing it has not been decided how this tie 
shall be played off but as the time is rather 
limited two teams will probably play and 
the winner play the third for the champion- 
ship. We will therefore play either Morgan 
Park or Northwestern for the banner and 
in either case we have a good even chance 
of winning. Let us then go after it, for 
we know that our team can play the game 
and if we let them know that we are behind 
them to a man they can better play the ball 
they are capable of and land this champion- 
ship that is almost within our grasp. Mor- 
gan Park has beaten us, it is true, but she 
will have to do it again before she owns that 
banner and we honestly believe that that is 
saying a good deal. 

That last week's "censuring" did'nt 

bring results, we evidently have yet to* 
"learn to write advertisements." But at 
any rate they came (we have no "poetical- 
license" to add here the rest of that most 
familiar message of Caesar's.,) And now- 
you do not see so many struggling beards 
and the afternoon and evening walks are 
North N East and the conversation is full 
of feminine pronouns and our fudge or 
pinouchi appetites are awakening and on 
some faces spread that smile — that — won't — 
come — off and some of the fellows may- 
even "hold their breath" as a result of this- 
return but then stop, think of the other side,, 
since to return necessitated a departing,, 
and what sorrowing hearts there must be at 
Warsaw today and how Winona Lake has 
been raised by the tears of W. A T. S- 
(This is really getting too sad, we cannnot 
continue, why just think — but no, we won't.) 

Morgan Park won the baseball game 
Saturday morning, the score being 5 — 2. 
The game was lost chiefly through errors 
at critical stages. Nine errors were made 
in all, six of them coming in the first three 
innings. Stillman struck out seven men 
and Bethard six. Our two runs were scored 
by Linn's single in the fourth inning when 
there were two out and three on base. 

A mass meeting was held in Reid Hall 
Saturday morning to arouse enthusiasm for 
the Morgan Park ball game. Besides short 
speeches by each member of the team we 
listened to some stirring words from Dr~ 
Harlan and Mr. Sloane. 

A call was made Friday afternoon for 
volunteers to put the diamond into shape 
and as a result it was in good fast condition 
for Saturday's game. 

"O peerless one," he cooed at her, 
"Without you give me death, 
You are the very "Breath of Life," 
And then — he held his breath. — Ex. 

Howard Woolverton, School '02, was a 
visitor here Saturday. 


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The Lawrence Trip. 

Lake Forest 3, 2. 

Lawrence 2, 13. 

The base ball team played two games 
with Lawrence University at Appleton, 
Wis., last week. Notwithstanding the long 
ride on the train, the cold day and the poor 
grounds, Lake Forest won the first game, 3 
— 2 

It was a pitcher's battle and we had the 
best of it. Two hits were made* off Church; 
Richman allowed but one. He was given 
fine support, only three errors being made 
and these, not at critical times. 

Gamble accepted five chances, two of 
them very hard. He made a brilliant catch 
of ashort fly oversecond and received much 
applause from the "bleachers." On account 
of the position of the diamond, Beach was 
compelled to play a short right field and 
was able to make several put-outs that ordi- 
narily would have been hits. McCullough 
caught a better game than Lawrence's man, 
and his "whip" was the subject of much 
comment by the Lawrence team. 

Erskine scored the first run on Slusher's 
strike out. The other runs were sent in by 
Thompson's two-bagger to center. After 
the third inning neither side scored. 

The score: 
Lake Forest 
McCullonirh c 
Gamble 2 b 
Stark 1 b 
Thompson ss 
Beach r f 
Erskine 3 b 
Slusher c f 
Ralston c f 
Campbell If 
Richman cf 

Cole S3 

Church p 





Biglow 3 b 



Hendricks 1 f 

McNeil 1 b 



O'Melia 2 b 





Miller rf 




Porter c 


Pipher c f 








































Total 2 1 26 12 3 

Bases on balls — Oft" church, 4; off Rich- 
man 3. Two-base hit, Thompson. Double 
play — McXeil to O'Melia. Hit by pitched 
ball — Richman. Stolen bases — Pipher, 

Church, Erskine, Gamble 2, Slusher. Struck 
out — By Church 7; by Richman 6. 

The second game went to Lawrence 
13-2, though their playing was no better 
than on Friday. In fact. Lake Forest took 
more kindly to Biglow's curves than to 
Church's speed. 

Richman started in to pitch but his 
arm, which had been sorely tried in the 
previous game, gave out, and after the 
fourth inning Campbell traded places with 
him. "Artie" struck out the first man up 
and was only "touched" for two hits during 
the rest of the game. 

The out field had plenty of chances and 
fielded them well in spite of the "swamps" 
through which they had to wade to get at 
the ball. Jack Burrows had two surprises. 
A hot liner almost good enough for a hit 
slipped through his fingers, rolled around in 
his sweater and finally came down his sleeve. 
He didn't know he had it. The other sur- 
prise was a nice hit over center field. 

More errors were made Saturday than 
the day before and they were all costly. 

The score by innings: 


Lawrence — 0-4-0-5-O-4-0-0-* — 13-9-3. 
Lake Forest — 1-0 0-0-0-0-0-0-1 — 2-5-8 


The Appleton town "rooters" were the 
most hostile and inhospitable crowd that we 
have played before. The college men, how- 


ever, applauded every good play no matter 
which team made it. 

Nicknames were plentiful. The 
"Yellow Kid," "Curly," "Tubby," "Rube," 
"Hank" and "Heck" were seized upon as 
more expressive than plain Chistian names. 

Most of the fellows went to the debate 
Friday night, between Lawrence and Upper 
Iowa University. The subject was "The 
advisability of government ownership' of 
railways." Lawrence won. 

Some remarks of Capt. Gamble are 
noteworthy. "Well, Ferry's almost to Chi- 
cago now." "Don't you wish you were 
home, fellows?" "Open-house at Ferry 
Hall tonight." "Are you going to church, 

freshman-Sophomore Contest. 

On Tuesday evening, June 2, took 
place the annual Freshman-Sophomore 
declamation contest. And a contest it was 
indeed. Class enthusiasm reigned supreme; 
the strife began even before the program 
was opened. Freshmen and Sophomores 
alike were busy persuading people to wear 
their colors, and here it seemed that the 
Freshmen were in the lead. But when it 
came to the cheering and yelling, the dis- 
tinction was not so easily made. 

Now the real program began. Mr. 
Diver, the first speaker, rendered "The 
Prisoner's Plea" in a most admirable manner 
and when he left the platform, it was felt 
that there would have to be some "pretty 
tall" speaking in order to "beat" him. The 
rest followed displaying remarkable ability 
in rendering their selections. Jackman led 
us up the narrow path to the "Plains of 
Abraham"; Miss Dupuy drew us aside to 
the bedside of Jairus' daughter; Kammerl- 
ing took us out upon the Hesperus into the 
terrible storm; Erskine exposed the crimes 
of America; Churchill led us into the thick- 

est of the fight: Barry showed the predomi- 
nance of opinions; and Cromley opened up 
to us the soldier's heart, — all in a manner 
that, when the last man had finished, one's 
mind became confused in trying to deter- 
mine which were good, which were better 
and which were best, In fact they all came 
under the "better" and "best" lists. 

Fortunately the problem was left to' the 
judges, Rev. A. A. Pfanstiehl of Highland 
Park, Mayor Franklin H. Gade and J. V. 
Farwell, Jr. of Lake Forest. In the mean- 
time the audience was entertained with a 
musical program which was a rare exhibi- 
tion in itself. The usual suspense and un- 
easiness was thus alleviated, or rather com- 
pletely banished, and the quartet as well as 
both the violin and vocal soloists, kept us 
comfortable until the judges were ready 
with their decision. 

Mr. Diver was given first place; Mr. 
Churchill, Mr. Erskine and Miss Dupuy tied 
for second place, ^but after reconsideration 
and closer scrutiny, the judges finally 
awarded the second prize to Miss Dupuy. 
These annual prizes consist of S30 and S20 



The Prisoner's Plea .Mr. Clarence Diver 

Wolf at Quebec .' Budlong 

Mr. A, E. Jackman 

The Healing of Jairus' Daughter Willis 

Miss Helen Dnpuy 

The Wreck of the Hesperus.....'. Longfellow 

Mr. W. W. Kammerling 

The Nation's Crime Spooner 

Mr. Carroll D. Erskine 

The Burial March of Duudee Aytoun 

Mr. Fred C. Churchill 

Opinions Stronger than Armies Ostrander 

Mr. F. T. Barry 

A Soldier's Farewell Mr. George Cromley 

Organ Mr F. X. Richman 

Male Quartet 

Mr. O. S. Thompson Mr. P. H. Stevens 
Mr. F. X .Richman Mr. S. B. Herdman 

Violin Solo Mr. P. H. Stevens 

Vocal solo Mr. G. G. Ellis 

Male Quartet 

Decision of Judges 


"Back [Number*' Program. 


iSth, 1898. 
The following program is given by the very 
urgent request of the gentlemen taking part. Mr. 
Hayner will prove this it necessary. Encores care- 
fully prepared. 

1. Sketch Irish BUI Jaeger 

(It is not certain whether the sketch or Bill 
is Irish, hence the lack of punctuation.) 
1. Music Self Educated Mandolin 

Charlie Keener 
(The mandolin plays itself. Mr. Keener 
acts merely as a traveling companion.) 

3. Sketch In Imitation of Number 1. 

Monsieurs Moore and Hayner 
(We cannot recommeud this number, but 
throw it in to please the artists.) 

4. Quartet of Four Voices. 

"Herbie's Quartet." 
(A second edition of Herbie's Little Red 

5. Stories W. A. Bishop. 
(This number will be a classic. Mr. Bishop 

will, for once, undertake to be serious.) 

6. Music Original "Home Sweet Home 

Z. E. Piano vs. Sig. Gruenstein. 
(Watch the artist Iwist ths piano stool. It 
is a sure indication of his skill. The 
melody is the Sig.'s own.) 

7. Poem The Jones Family I>Jew 

George Willie Wright 
(Mr. Wright has never appeared in public 
before, and the audience is requested 
not to confuse him. Anyone listening 
to this number throughout will be 
given the manuscript.) 
S. Music Key X. Y. Z. 

Rev. A. P. Bourns 
(Mr. Bourns will give an imitation of a 
gentleman trying to sing.) 
9. Reading Take off on Mr. W. H. Mathews, 
Mr. Bill Nye, '92. 
(Mr. Nye was a famous Latin scholar while 
in college and if Prof. Stuart is present, will 
be glad to engage in a Roman dialogue later 

10. More quartet "Herbie's Old Sweet Song" 

(More old than sweet.) 
(Herbie will carrry his little red satchel 
while singing.) 

11. Stories In Three Parts Harry L. Bird 
Part A — Entrance of the story teller. 

Part B — The stories themselves. 

Part C — Exit of the story teller. 

(Part C is much better calculated to arouse 

enthusiasm than either parts A or B.) 

Auction — On sale : — An Italian Count, a German 
Baron, an English Lord and an American dude. 
(To be sold to the highest bidder.) 

Note 1. Master Harry Thorn will be seen be- 
tween each and every act. Harry's last weight (on 
yesterday) was 358 G lbs . bat he is growing all the 
time, and will soon be a man. 

Note 2. Anyone leading applause will be suit- 
ably rewarded. 

Note 3. Those wishing to sleep during the per- 
formance, will please notify Principal Welch as to 
the time they wish to revive. 

Note 4. Mr. Bird asked the privilege of singing, 
but out of consideration for the audience, he was 
refused. This is confidential. 

Note 5. Mr. Gallwey will smile in Irish for the 
audience, whenever requested. 

From the Alumni Catechism. 

What, in your recollection, led you to Lake 
Forest ? 

Orders from my father ; my recollection on 
this point is distinct. 

If not a graduate here, subsequent collegiate 
record ? 

Five years' course in the school of life in the 
southwest ; a strict school ; no compulsory chapel 
attendance, but your work must be kept up. 

Prfncipal subjects pursued at college? 

Students from Ferry Hall, was pursued myself 
by Dr. Seeley, Professor Wilson and others. 

There were no majors and minors in our day ; 
it was straight table d'hote and every one took all 
there were of courses. 

I took the straight, classical course. In those 
days we had not arrived althe modern chop and 
cut up system. 

College distinctions? 

These personal questions are always embarras- 
ing to answer. 

I was a- member of the Athenaean society, and 
the M. O. T. A., a guileless and innocent organiza- 


tion that often received credit for deeds that it was 
in no way responsible for. 

There were no distinctions in our time. You 
see, we were almost pre-hstoric. 
Marriage ? 

I am in doubt about the year of my marriage, 
but I am sure I never attended the School for Boys. 
I might have added an item or two about my 
husband, perhaps, but while one is permitted an 
innocent pride in ones children it seems to be held 
intolerable that one should ever suspect her hus- 
band of cleverness, so I fold my hands modestly 
and leave my whole "world of says" unsaid. 

Alas ! ! ! 

Various memoranda of interest ? 

Organized Y. M. C. A. in Belvidere, and in 
one year's time we have |built and equipped a build- 
ing worth $25,000. 

I have been around the world once and a half, 
and fear I shall have to go around once again. I 
have lived the last seven years abroad, traveling 
most of the time — deadly tired of it. 

All of my adult relatives on both sides, includ- 
ing all relatives by marriage, so far as I know, are 
Presbyterians and Republicans. 

Am a Democrat in politics and interested in 
all genuis ne philanthropic and reform movements. 

You need no reserve no separate alcove for 
me. I have never had the literary fever, and con- 
cerning me and my movement and exploits since 
leaving college, the press has been singularly 

Reading of books is more enjoyable, and more 
possible time to me, than writing them. 

I did write some books once, but really I have 
lost most of my interest in them. I have produced 
tons of literature for clubs — I hope it instructed 
them — but such papers are not in permanent form 
for a library. My best word exists in the afore- 
mentioned boys, and they can't go into your alcoves. 

There is much of the influence of Lake 
Forest upon me in character and in think- 
ing. It was fashionable not long ago to 
write up "the men who have influenced 
me." My composition on the subject has 
not been written, nor probably, ever will 
be; but if it should, three names would be 
mentioned; those of Dr. Gregory, Pro- 
fessors Halsey and Zenos. 

John Hammond, ex '87. 
Columbus, O 

Foot Ball. 

"Half a league, half a league, 
Half a league onward, 
All in the valley of Death 

Rode the six hundred. 
'Forward the Light Brigade : 
'Charge for your guns,' he said. 
Into the valley of Death 

Rode the six hundred. 

All that was long ago, 
Times then were very slow, 
Now foot-ball's all the go 

Six days in seven. 
From College Seniors wise 
Down to the smallest boys, 
Each with the other vies 
To get the blackest eyes 

On the Eleven. 

Now when you see a boy 
With a bumped head or eye 
You need not ask him why, 

Or wonder even. 
He was a center rush, 
And in a desperate crush, 
Risking his very life, 
With a tremendous push 

Saved the Eleven. 

What tho' in other days 
War's heroes won the praise ; 
Poets sang many lays, 

Laurels were given ? 
Now daily papers flame, 
With news of foot-ball game, 
Lists of the killed and lame, 
Who won undying fame 

In their Eleven. 

Tacklers to right of them, 
Tacklers to left of them, 
Tacklers behind them, 

Pummelled and pounded ; 
Girls would turn faint and cry, 
Fearing their beaux would die, 
As they were carried by 

Bleeding and wounded. 

Their scars can never fade. 
Oh the grand rush they made! 

All under haven. 
Cheer for the rush they made ! 
Cheer for the boys who played ! 

Martyred Eleven. 


President Harland's Recent Engage- 

Sunday, March 15— Dr. Harlan preached in the 
First Presbyterian Church at Clinton, la. 

Monday, March 16— Addressed the Clinton High 

Tuesday, March 17— Addressed Vinton High Schooi. 

Wednesday, March 18 — Visited Marshalltown, la., 
and addressed the High School. 

Thursday, March 19— Gave the opening address at 
the State Teachers' Convention, Carroll, la. 

Friday, March 20 — Visited Harlan, la., and ad- 
dressed the High School. 

Sundayj March 22— Preached at First Presbyterian 
Church in morning and at the Second Presbyterian 
Church in the evening, in Sioux City, la. 

Monday, March 23— Visited and addressed the 
Sioux City High School. 

Tuesday, March 24— Addressed the Red Oak, la., 
High School. 

Wednesday, March 25— Visited and addressed the 
Clarinda, la., High School. 

Thursday, March 26— Addressed the Osceola, la., 
High School. 

Friday, March 27 — Visited and addressed the Ot- 
tumwa, la., High School. 

Saturday. March 2S— Visited Lake Forest alumni in 
Des Moines, la. 

Sunday, March 29— Preached in First Presbyterian 
Church, Des Moines, both morning and evening 

Monday, May 30— Visited and addressed the Des 
Moines High Schools. 

Tuesday, April 14 — Forefather's address at Lafay- 
ette, Ind. 

Wednesday, April 22 — Attended the Milwaukee 
Presbyteriay at Manitowoc Wis. 

Saturday, April 25 — Attended a banquet given in 
his honor by th_' Elders of the First Presbyterian 
Church at Freeport, 111. 

Sunday, April 26 — Preached at union services, 
morning and evening, at the Hrst and Second 
Presbyterian Churches of Freeport. 

Monday, April 27 — Visited and addressed the Free- 
port, 111., High School. 

Tuesday, April 28 — Djlivered the Do:tcrate ad- 
dress at the Chi:ago Ccllege of Dental Surgery. 

Wednesday, Apiil 29— Conducted c' apel service 

and gave an address to the students of Lewis In- 
stitute, Chicago. 

Tuesday, May 5 — Visited and addressed the High 
School at Kokomo, Ind. 

Wednesday, May 6 — Attended meeting of Presby- 
terian College Presidents. Auditorium, Chicago. 

Friday. May 8 — Attended conference of College 
Presidents at Northwestern Building, Ch cago. 
'Saturday, May 16 — Visited in Clarinda, la. 

Sunday, May 17 — Delivered the graduating sermon 
to the High School of Clarinda, la. 

Friday, May 22 — Addressed the joint literary 
societies of the West D. vision High School, 

Sunday, May 24 — Preached in Presbyterian Church, 
of Waukesha, Wis. 

Monday, May 25 — Addressed the students of Carrol 

Sunday, May 31 — Preached at First Presbyterian 
Church, Evanston, 111. 

Wednesday, [une 4 — Commencement address to 
High School at South Bend, Ind. 

Thursday, June 4 — Delivers the commencement ad- 
dress to the graduating class of the Ottawa, Ills., 
High School. 

Sunday, June 7 — Preached at LaGrange. 111. 

Wednesday, June 10 — Delivered commencement ad- 
dress to graduating class of Blackburn University, 
Carlinville, 111. 

Friday, June 12 — Delivered commencement address 
to graduating class of the High School at Niles, 

The Ideal College Paper. 

\\ hat should the college paper do as an 
organ of the college life, and also what should 
it do as a means for holding and welding to- 
gether the whole community of the institution, 
both graduates and non-graduates ? We an- 
swer from the point of view of the alumnus. 
The college publication has two distinct offices : 
first, To present, through its news columns 
college life as it exists ; second, to influence, 
through its editorial columns, college life at 
all times for the better in so far as college 
ideals are fixed. 

The college paper must be an adequate or- 


gan of college life to justify its existence. It 
is not its function, we think, to devote any 
space to those matters of general interest which 
form the bulk of the matter of an ordinary 
newspaper. But a college paper should be 
careful to recognize every legitimate student 
activity which receives the sanction of student 
opinion, and should, of course, print all news 
in each department of college life. It should 
keep sufficiently in touch with the college au- 
thorities to procure from them important 
items previous to their appearance in the pub- 
lic press. The interest of the alumni and the 
students is in the institution and its members, 
so the college paper should tell of these. How- 
ever, if, as at Lake Forest, there is no separate 
alumni publication, some space should be 
given to alumni achievement. An up-to-date 
alumni news department will prove quite as 
interesting to non-graduates as to graduates, 
and will be invaluable for keeping college spirit 
in a flourishing condition. The alumni editor 
should keep in touch with class secretaries, 
alumni associations, and watch the public press 
for news of individual alumni. 

Besides lending its support and encourage- 
ment to the different branches of college life 
by reporting their doings in the news columns, 
the college paper has also a wider field of 
usefulness in its editorial pages. Of course 
all work of shaping college sentiment should 
be confined strictly to the editorial page. The 
editorials should portray what is or what ought 
to be, the soundest student sentiment on any 
matter of interest to the college body. If col- 
lege opinion is not formulated on any matter 
requiring an opinion, the editorials should 
advocate a conservative and sound opinion 
and attempt to bring the college body to it. 
In short, editorials in a college paper should 
be the mouthpiece for sane and sound college 
sentiment on all matters concerning the rela- 
tions of the students with each other, with the 
faculty, with the alumni, and with other col- 
leges. To be of any force and effect, such 
editorials should be the apparent product of 

thought, and should be progressive, and vig- 
orous, though dignified in style, without being 
pedantic. The editor should remember, too. 
that "variety is the spice of life." 

Many college editors think their chief func- 
tion is to criticise the college administration, 
whereas they should try to ascertain what the 
administration is trying to do for the students 
and help rather than hinder in the work. ; The 
college paper is or should be a leader, not a 
reflector of college opinion. The editor should 
likewise be able to rise above the partisan- 
ship of undergradute politics; he should be 
fair, just and, when necessary, fearless ; but 
always tactful. He must always be on the 
side of conservatism. He must remember that 
outsiders will judge the spirit of the college 
by the paper which it publishes. He must ac- 
cordingly learn the best part of the spirit 
of his college and try consistently to represent 
and express it. 

Perhaps we may sum up our thoughts about 
the ideal college paper by saying that, as an 
organ of college life, it should present all the 
news, placing imphasis upon the respective 
items in proportion to their importance; and 
that through its editorials it should empha- 
size the ideals of its Alma Mater, in the at- 
tempt to draw all students and alumni toward 
these. The college paper is not then a local in- 
stitution for the publication of obscure local 
jokes and cheap personals, but a public insti- 
tution for expression and dissemination of 
healthy college spirit which it has helped to 

C. \Y. Knouff. 

How well I remember that old second 
eleven, It is the best kind of training for a 
pastorate on the coast where at times you 
think you never score, but you keep be- 
lieving, keep pegging away, and hope some 
one else will be a little more efficient for 
your effort. 

Marcotte, '93. 
Astoria, Oregon. 


"The Red and Black." and more important still, there was a red 

Mention of the "Red and Black" recalls headed >' outh who claimed he could get 

the strenuous days days of 1892-3, when advertisements. To make a long story 

Lake Forest college was divided into war- short ' the Red and Black was launched ° n 

ring camps, one labeled Zeta Epsilon, the Wednesday, Sept. 12, 1892, and continued 

other Athenaean; each championed by its existence throughout thd college year, 

lively weeklies; the "Aths" by The StEN- The staff - a3 announced in the first numbers, 

TOR, and the Zetas by the short-lived but follows- . 

lusty organ which fought under the name of Editors in chief-Harry Lewis Bird, '54. 

the university colors. Student life in those E ' C Cleveland, '94, Henry Marcotte, '93. 
days was centered in the old college dormi- Local— H. R. Marsh, 95 

tory, and the close, intimate contact kept Athletics— Alvah W. Doran, '93. 

interest in all student affairs at concert Alumni— L. E. \ ance, 95. 

pitch. Just how and why this dramatic College World— E. Lloyd Jones, '93. 

factional contest reached an extreme height Business Manager— A. P. Bourns, '94. 

would be hard to tell. Opinions still differ, ( Assistant Manager— A. A. Hopkins, 

and I shall not attempt to go into minute 93' 

details for fear of treading 'on the toes of _ Advertising Manager- G. L. Wilson, 

those who are friends now but were foes °o- 

+i ien Some changes and additions were made 

It may be said that The STENTOR was in the staff later as circumstances required, 
-originally the mouth-piece of the students From the outset it was decided to make 

in general, but at two editorial elections news the principal feature of the paper, but 

just preceeding the time of which I write several distinctly literary articles were also 

the control had been taken by members of published, among them two by Walter C 

the Athenean literary society. Finally the Lamed and two by Mrs. M. B. Thomas, be- 

Zeta Epsilon adherents rose in their wrath, sides others b >' the students. The chief 

for thev believed that they were denied editors always tried to make the editorials 

proper' representation, and this in the face notable, and succeeded occasionally. The 

of the fact that they were then much stronger fil ' st effect of the Red and Black was to 

numerically than their opponents. The change THE STENTOR from a monthly to a 

situation was vigorously canvassed, audit weekly, which it has been ever since. The 

was seen that The STENTOR was in the greatest obstacle which the paper had to 

hands of "the enemy" for another year at encounter was the prosaic one of lack of 

least, and the only course for the Zetas was funds - A fortunate arrangement was made 

to suffer in silence or else start anew paper. with the Law department, whereby it was 

The former was unthinkable, and the latter g' ven two P a §es a week for $200 gross. 

■difficult, but difficulties served simply to But even this bonus was not sufficient, and 

stimulate youngsters like Bourns, Cleve- as money had to be found to keep the 

land, Hunt, Doran, Davies, House, Hayner, journalistic ship afloat, many of the loyal 

Marcotte, the Moores and the rest of the z - E ' b °y s found !t b >' di gg in g dee P down 

■clan, together with Wright, Matthews and int0 their pockets. 
the alumni allies With all the faults which almost neces- 

Though the Zeta Epsilon society was sarily attended it, the paper never failed to 

big and democratic, it lacked wealth, be interesting, for a vast amount of hard, 

Among its members, however, were young earnest, united work went into it. A genuine 

men who thought they could edit a paper, "scoop" was scored on the first announce- 


ment of the coming of a new president in 
the person of Dr. John M. Coulter of the 
University of Indiana. The facts were 
printed in the Red and Black, together with 
a picture of Dr. Coulter, almost the minute 
the trustees had decided the matter, and 
before any Chicago daily had learned the 
then momentous news. The paper also 
made a fight against President Harper's 
alleged plot to locate the Yerkes telescope 
at Lake Forest and absorb the college as a 
part of the University of Chicago. The so- 
called "university idea" was kept constantly 
to the front, and though the cause was lost, 
the battle was worth while. 

Toward the end of the college year 
overtures were made for a merger, and The 
Stentor was reorganized with one of the 
editors of the Red and Black as editor in 
chief, and the capital stock reapportioned 
on an equitable basis. The journalistic 
atmosphere had certainly received a stimu- 
lus, and the moral, if moral there be, is that 
young men's efforts, when put forth with 
heart and might, never fail of good, at least 
to their anthors. 

Harry Lewis Bird, '94. 

The First Football Team. 

The formation of the first football team 
in the fall of '88 was directly due to the 
efforts of Mr. Williams, of the Academy, 
Sartell Prentice and "Blood" Gallwey. The 
regular line up for the season was Williams, 
center; Everett and Cargyle, guards; Flint 
and Linnell, tackles; Prentice and Royce, 
ends; King, quarter-back; Goodale and 
Dodge, half-backs; Dave Williams, full-back; 
with Gallwey playing when he had time and 
Jackson and Killen substituting. Williams 
and Prentice were the only members that 
were experienced in the Intercollegiate 
game. With proper coaching that team 
would have been a wonder, sure. In raw 
material I think it was the equal if not the 
superior of any other team that ever 
represented Lake Forest. Our game for 

the first two seasons was decidedly an indi- 
vidual one, the only attempt at team work 
being interference around the ends. Our 
first experience was with Highland Park, 
score 102 to nothing in our favor. Then 
we bumped up against Ben Donnelly and 
his cohorts sailing under the name of the 
Harvard team, and recruited from the 
Wanderers' Athletic Club and players from 
the eastern colleges. We went under, to 
the. tune of 26 to 4, our only consolation 
being that we were the only team that fall 
to score against them. That game was in- 
valuable to us. When we were again able 
to sit up and take an interest in the sur- 
roundings, every man on the team found 
that he had had a whole heap of football 
knowledge pounded into him. We used 
this with good effect on our next two op- 
ponents, Northwestern being defeated 18 
to 4, and Racine 32 to o. Then Northwest- 
ern got back at us to the tune of 10 to 6 and 
we closed our first season with a record of 
two defeats and three victories. 

The next season was an off one in foot 
ball and in spite of all our efforts we were 
able to schedule but two games. The Har- 
vard team, with Ben Donnelly still at its 
head and greatly strengthed for this parti- 
cular game, again defeated us, 4 to o, scor- 
ing on a fluke. Then we went up to Mil- 
waukee and defeated a team of supposed 
invincible ex-collegians, score 27 to O. 
During the remainder of the season interest 
in the game was kept up by club and class 
games. Rivalry ran high and almost every- 
one took a try at playing, so we were able 
to start our third season with an abundance 
of material, fairly well versed in at least the 
rudiments of the game. 

G. W. King, ex- '92. 

Kindest regards to Professor Halsey 
and good wishes for the college. 
Elizabeth Colville Greenxees, ex '90. 
Pvmble, South New Wales. 


Lake Forest--Chicago Club. go Club. The most notable of these has 
Nurtured bv the feeling of kinship, resulted in the election of an Alumni 
with which every Lake Forest student be- trustee. The literary societies have been 
comes imbued upon attending a college revived and stimulated by the offer of prizes 
recitation or meal at the dining club with for annual debates, and the doings of the 
fellow-students after arrival in that beloved athletic teams are closely followed. The 
college town, "located twenty-eight miles," evening is closed with a "sing/'all gathering 
etc., the now well-established Chicago Club informally around the piano. The home of 
of former Lake Forest students sprang in- the Club on these first Mondays is at 22S 
to existence several years ago. This atmos- South Clark Street, and the hour 6:30 p. m. 
phere of brotherhood, always about, never The date of meeting being so well known, 
leaves the lungs of the Lake Forest man; the Club is very frequently favored with 
and his heart and soul, having been fed by the presence of out-of-town guests, who so 
its ozone, yearn for its life-giving and life- P lan their trips to the city as to be present 
enjoying qualities. A few Lake Forest at the jolly gathering, in which all ex-Lake 
men, whose names are too closely linked Foresters, college and academy, heartily 
with the progressive spirit that marks the J oin - In the earil >" spring the Club holds 
annual alumni gathering at Lake Forest in its annual banquet, which is known as 
June, to need special mention here, and Ladies Night, when alumne and friends of 
who live, or whose business occupies their the members are guests of honor, 
time in or near Chicago, were the organiz- Tha t such a Lake Forest Club does 
ersofthis club. Their rushing and busy exist and its regular and successful meet- 
lives in the stenuous city has led them into in g s become a part of the busy working city 
various and separate channels, according life of former Lake Foresters, is not to be 
to their chosen occupations. Enforced wondered at. The Lake Forest man longs 
estrangement from college associates, with for the responsive vibration of those who 
only the annual alumni gathering, famished are Lake Forest bred. May other cities 
and tended to choke the ever-rising longing soon be able to organize their local Lake 
for former associates; therefore, for the pur- Forest club; for they may be made to be- 
pose of amalgamating these dormant Lake come invaluable to our Alma Mater. 
Forest interests, the Club was organized DANIEL S- WENTWORTH. 
for the purpose of satisfying self, the inner Chicago, May 12. 1903. 
man, and last, but not least, promoting the 
general welfare of our college. T hen Qnd Now. 

On the first Monday night of each Then that famous old class of '93 held 

month, (excepting July and August), a loyal the center of the stage as the closing of the 

hand gathers around a well-set table in a college year brought the festivities and 

private room, and after the meal has been events of commencement prominently be- 

disposed of, the welfare of our alma mater fore a waiting public. 

mater receives most interested attention. Now that same old class of'93 is prepar- 
Because of the frequency of these meetings, ing, as commencement time draws near, to 
the Club is the prevailing factor of the stand again within the radiance of the lime- 
Alumni Association, as it should be, being lights, and will in a fitting manner enter 
as it is, in closer touch with the student upon the celebration of their "Decennial." 
body and capable of quicker action. The As they come back to us again — and we 
origin of many of the beneficial acts of the trust there may not be one of their goodly 
Alumni Association has been in the Chica- number missing — many changes will no 


doubt impress them, while the things re- 
maining yet unchanged will serve to bring 
back more visibly the memory of old col- 
lege days. 

The class, one and all, will look in vain 
for "Senator" Frye on his rickety old buck- 
board, and wonder that the school can yet 
exist. As Rossiter and McNary come 
again to their old familiar haunts they will 
look, with feelings of regret, upon our up- 
to-date street lamps, and recall how the old- 
fashioned oil burners and occasional empty 
gasoline barrel proved strong incentives to 
many a roaring bonfire on the Ferry Hall 

Mitchell Hall will be missing, but '93 
girls will scarcely regret its passing as they 
look upon the handsome building that now 
furnishes a home for the Lake Forest col- 
lege girl. The old college athletic field 
will still hold forth in its all rugged rough- 
ness, so that Doran and Hopkins, casting 
off the dignity that has come to them with 
maturer years, might stand out along the 
pebbly base lines of the ball field, and once 
more imagine themselves the leaders of the 
"rooters," and just as in the old days they 
would be told of the plans that had been 
drawn, and how in another year we should 
be enjoying one of the finest athletic fields 
in the West. 

Johnnie Linn, should he be with us, 
will almost surely be found hanging around 
the north end of College Hall; there in the 
good old days was our hand ball court, and 
"Johnnie" was ready to meet all comers at 
any hour of the day. 

The halls of the literary societies will 
not present the scenes of lively animation 
that marked them a decade ago, and for the 
old fellows it will be hard to find anything 
to make up for this loss. The face of the 
campus itself will show many changes — in- 
deed, to the man who has been absent for 
ten years, it will seem almost that he is in a 
spot wholly new to him, and nothing per- 
haps will strike the "decennial" visitor more 

strongly than the absence from the campus 
of the ubiquitus "Cad." In fine, it will 
appear to the person pushing his inquiries 
far enough that the "Cad," once so familiar 
an object, has vanished from our midst, and 
we now have the "school" or the "scholar" 
from Lake Forest School. 

As a last change it will be found that 
even our old time annual catalogue has gone 
the way of other old things and in its place 
we have the "College Bulletin" in handy 
pocket edition, artistically covered, chal- 
lenging in literary worth our leading 

In the space allotted it has been 
possible to touch upon a few only of the 
things that might interest a class that had 
already put behind it ten years of life spent 
in the broader school of the world, but a 
word should be said in commendation of 
our respective classes at least once in ten 
years. The best wishes of all are extended 
to '93. May their good example be fol- 

A. O. Jackson, '96. 

If, as you have suggested, Lake Forest 
is a sort of step-mother to me, she always 
was a good one, and one for whom I have 
almost as much affection as though she 
were my own alma mater. 

W. F. Strong, ex '04 
Waukes?an, 111, 

The institution began in us. We came 
in the enthusiasm and faith of pilgrim 
fathers and mothers. When our first build- 
ing burnt down I sat beside the ruins and 
wept, and I hadn't a monopoly of the tears; 
but we and it got up Phoenix-like out of the 
ashes. As we contemplate the present 
Lake Forest we remember that it was born 
with our Freshman class. We had just one 
college professor in those first days. 

Josephine White Bates, '80, 
Ardsley on Hudson, N. Y. 

The Stentor. 

Vol. XVIII. Lake Forest, III., Sept. 24, 1903. No. 1 



Once again the autumn finds us 

In Lake Forest's classic halls ; * 

Once again we are assembled > 

Where the voice of Learning calls. 

Once again we find around us 

Many forms and faces new ; 
Once again we miss some faces 

That in former years we knew. 

Once again we come together, 

Each with courage in his heart. 
Prospects bright make each one ready 

Faithfully to do his part. 

Once again a hearty welcome 

We extend to every one ; 
May there pleasure be, and profit, 

In the year that is begun. 

Alice A. Graves. 




Rev. George W. Wrisrht Goes to the Philippine 

To the Editor of the Stentor: 

In answer to your request for information as 
to my plans for the coming year, let me say 
that I design leaving Chicago on the 12th of 
October, expecting to preach for the last time 
at Bethlehem on Sabbath night, Oct. 11. 

In going to San Francisco where I take a boat, 
expect to make short stops at Lincoln, Neb., 
Colorado Springs, The Grand Canon of the Colo- 
rado, Los Angeles, and Monterey. I sail from 
San Francisco Oct. 23 and, as you probably know, 
Mr. Charles E. Kath of the class of 1900, Lake 
Forest, is also to be in the company. We are 
both headed for the Philippine Islands and, 
after making stops in Honolulu, Yokohoma, 
Kobe and Nagasaki, will probably reach Manila 
about Nov. 20. It is almost certain that my 
own station will be in the city of Manila, but 
that will be determined by the mission meeting 
to be held Thanksgiving week, and, at that time 
also, Mr. Rath will be assigned to his station. 

For the first year, surely, the work will be 
almost entirely preparatory except that I shall 
probably engage in helping the English services 
in so far as I can do this without interfering with 
my study of the Tagalog language. When I am 
sufficiently versed in the language and customs 
of the people, I shall hope to take up the regular 
work of a foreign missionary. There seem to 
be, at present, many encouraging signs which 
promise fruitful results for faithful work. The 
missionary interests in the island are all new, 
however, and we will be for some time much 
ooncerned with organizing the work. I shall be 
glad, from time to time, to send you some word, 
as you suggest, about the islands and the work 
there, and shall always hold in loving memory 
dear old Lake Forest, where I spent four happy 
years of student life, and where for the past 
three and a half years I have been privileged to 
associate somewhat with student and faculty as 
an instructor. Will you allow that I add my 
new address to this communication in the hope 
that some of the friends of other days, as well as 
those of present memory, may chance upon it and 
be led, perhaps, to send some line to my new 
island home. The address is Manila, P. I. , 
Box 437, and from there I shall be most happy to 
receive information concerning the students, old 
and new. 

Wishing every prosperity to the dear old Alma 
Mater, I am, as always, Sincerely, 


We will be sorry not to see Mr. Wright on the 
campus as in former days. He feels that his bus- 
iness is to labor with this newest people of the 
United States and to such a worthy work we 
are glad to bid him God-speed. May he and 
Mr. Rath and the other Lake Forest alumni 
who are now teaching in the Philippine schools 
have good success, be content, happj-, and pros- 
perous in their chosen calling. 


How the Faeulty Has Spent the Summer 

PRESIDENT HARLAN— At Pointe au Pic, 
Canada, Justice Harlan and his three sons have 
their summer homes. President Harlan joined 
his family there Aug. 1, and had a pleasant out- 
ing. With Mrs. Harlan he returned to Lake 
Forest Sept. 10. They stayed at Lois Durand 
Hall until their home was vacated Monday by 
the summer renters. 

PROFESSOR HALSEY— "I have been in Lake 
Forest with my family. Much of my time has 
been Bpent studying Dr. Dowie and Zion City, 
and the results of my investigations will be pub- 
lished during the winter in one of the popular 
magazines. " 

PROFESSOR DAWSON— "Camping on the 
campus" is the word from the Registrar. He 
has been very busy assisting the large clamoring 
freshman class to get into Lake Forest college 
in the proper manner. Sickness in the family 
has also added to his cares, but in spite of them 
he is jovial as ever and seems very happy in his 
new office at the Art Institute. 

PROFESSOR McNEILL- A steady stream of 
correspondence from prospective students has 
kept Professor McNeill in Lake Forest most of 
the summer. During the absence of Dr. Harlan 
he has been especially busy and has had little 
time for rest. His work this winter will be made 
somewhat lighter by the division of the first year 
mathematics. Geometry and trigonometry will 
be taught by the professor three days in the 
week ; the other two will be used by Mr. Hersch- 
berger for higher algebra. 

PROFESSOR THOMAS— The first part of the 
vacation was spent by Professor Thomas at his 
home on the campus in reading Parkman. It is 
safe to say that some of the volumes were put in 
the professor's trunks, when he and Mrs. Thomas 
went to Ashfield, Mass. 

PROFESSOR STEWART -Along the shores of 
Northpoint, Mich., Professor Stewart has been 
sailing his yacht. He is willing now to leave 
the squalls of Lake Michigan for the continuous 
storms of the olass-room. His daughter, Miss 


Augusta, returned early to take up her duties as 
teacher in the town high school. The Misses 
Florence and Edna arrived with their father early 
this week. 

PROFESSOR SMITH— Until Aug. 4, Professor 
Smith was in Lake Forest, staying a part of the 
time at Lois Durand Hall. The last sis weeks 
he has been at Pointe aux Pins, "a quiet resort 
beautifully located on Bois Blanc island." With 
his family he returned to Lake Forest Wednesday 
of last week. 

PROFESSOR BRIDGMAN— "The greater part 
of my vacation has been spent with my family in 
our summer camp at Leland, Mich. The main 
occupation of the season has been the building of 
a combination of camp and cabin on a new site. 
Three weeks in mid-summer were spent in Lake 
Forest in doing college work and incidentally in 
renewing acquaintance with the excellent game 
of tennis. " 

PROFESSOR STEVENS— After two months 
of Lake Forest, Professor Stevens went to Mellen, 
Wis., where he has bean canoeing with Professors 
Schmidt and McKee. 

PROFESSOR JACK— Professor Jack has been 
in Lake Forest with his family. He has done 
some work on his Tennyson studies. Three of 
the manuscripts for which he had no further use 
have been sold this summer. One of them was a 
very rare copy, the only one in the United States. 
For the information of those who are interested 
in original manusoripts, it may be well to state 
that Professor Jack has one of the finest collec- 
tions of Tennyson's writings in the world. Only 
two are larger, one in London, the other in New 
York city. 

PROFESSOR SCHMIDT— As soon as college 
closed Professor Schmidt went to his summer 
home in the woods of Wisconsin, and he has 
remained there all the vacation, storing up 
energy to be expended on the German classes. 
He writes: "If I had time now I should be glad 
to tell you of some of my experiences during the 
summer, and to give some ideas of how to spend 
a vacation." We will hope to have these later. 

PROFESSOR NEEDHAM— " I have been sit- 
ting at my desk all day and working the type- 
writer at night. They keep me so busy in college 
during the year that I don't find time for any 
special studies until summer. I am working now 
on the Third Bulletin of the New York State 
Museum. Other work that I have done has just 
been published in the bulletin of the National 
Museum. " 

PROFESSOR BURNAP— At Leland, Mich., 
Professor Burnap spent the latter part of the 
summer. He returned to Lake Forest last week. 

PROFESSOR McKEE— "The most thrilling 
experience I had this summer was a sprained 
ankle." Professor MoKee has not been studying 
chemistry problems at his cottage in the woods 
near Mellen, Wis. 

MR. HERSCHBERGER— A telegram sent to 
the director of athletics cost between three and 
four dollars for delivery. This shows the dis- 
tance from the world that Mr. Herschberger has 
been buried. Washington Island, about ten 
miles out in Lake Michigan, has been the place 
of his abode. 

MR. MACDONALD— "Newcomer" and "Her- 
rick and Damon" have reposed comfortably at 
the bottom of a trunk that has been anchored 
near the shore of Hemlock Lake, New York. The 
owner has "loafed conscientiously," walked, 
played and recuperated. When he went away at 
commencement, Mr. MacDonald was much fa- 
tigued after a winter of hard work and a long 
siege of illness. He has returned strong and 
well, and ready for innumerable themes from forty 


This is an age of specialists. The scholar 
knows one subject thoroughly, and perhaps that 
one alone. The artisan does one thing and after 
oonstant repetition automatically performs his 
work. He is beoome a cog in a great machine. 
In Armour's slaughter-house, eight able-bodied 
men are lined up on each side of a moving table, 
down which, one after another, scalded porkers 
pass by ; one man scrapes the hair off the inside 
of the first joint of the left front leg, another 
does the same for the right one. At a table in a 
different department, one girl dabs paste on a 
can, a second presses on the label, a third wraps 
it, a fourth seals the wrapper, a fifth stamps the 
date of canning. 

Over at Swift's refrigerator plant, there were 
some forty men, each of whom had one piece of 
work to do. John Williams' only duty was to 
keep the boilers filled with water. John was out 
late Friday night, went to sleep at his post next 
day, forgot to let in the water, and fourteen boil- 
ers exploded, fourteen men were blown into 
eternity, a score were injured and a building 
worth thousands of dollars was reduced, within a 
minute, to a heap of brick, mortar and debris. 

The cog had slipped. F. N. R. 

Let not the monument of stone 
The only record of your living be ; 

Immortal fame is won alone 
By acts of value to mortality. 



Before disbanding last year the Aletheian Lit- 
erary Sooiety chose the following officers: 

President, Jeannette Gait. 

Vice President, Belle Bartlett. 

Seoretary, Nelle Griesel. 

Treasurer, Elizabeth Kaplan. 

Sergeant-at-Arms, Vida Graham. 

Critic, Alice Graves. 

Program committee — Emma Ash, Irene Robin- 

It was decided to follow some one line of study 
during the coming year, the subject to be chosen 
by the program oommittee. At each meeting 
some phase of the subieot is to be disoussed by 
one of the members, that member thus being 
responsible for an evening's program. It is 
expeoted that some systematic work will be 
done that will prove both interesting and profit- 

At the final meeting of the Ath- 
enaean sooiety last year the fol- 
lowing officers were eleoted : 
President, Guy G. Ellis. 
Vioe-president, Carroll D. Ers- 

Secretary, George Cromley. 
Treasurer, F. C. Churohill. 
Critio, L. C. Smith. 
Sergeant-at-Arms, Oscar T. Bloom. 
With the influx of new students this year, the 
literary spirit of the college should reoeive an 
impetus that will be of benefit to all the socie- 
ties. It is safe to say that Athenaean will take 
up the work with vigor and enthusiasm. The 
first meeting informal speeches by alumni 
and members, with a discussion of plans for the 
year, will be the order of the evening. It will 
be an excellent ohance for new men to beoome 
acquainted with eaoh other, with the members of 
the society, and with the alumni present. We 
cordially invite you to attend this open meeting. 

An alumnus was heard to remark 
on our oampus that the literary so- 
cieties of the oollege were "going to 
the dogs," and when asked the rea- 
son for it he said that the fraternities 
were superseding them. His words bespeak a ten- 
dency here in the past— a tendency among the 
men to join the fraternities in preference to the 
literary sooieties ; but that the fraternity is 

replacing, or can replace, the literary society in 
any real sense by answering the same need, we 
are by no means willing to concede. 

The literary society is the only opportunity of 
meeting an urgent need of primary importance to 
the oollege student. No where else can he ac- 
quire ability to oollect ideas on a definite topic, 
arrange them in logical sequenoe, state them in 
concise and lucid language and drive them home 
with emphasis ; and, what is more important, do 
all this impromptu on oocasion. Fraternities can- 
not meet a need of this nature ; because not only 
is their provinoe altogether different, but hard 
work also, as Zeta Epsilon firmly believes, is the 
neoessary price to be paid for suoh ability. 

That Zeta Epsilon is oonscious of the facts 
stated above was evinced last year by the regular 
attendance, the excellent weekly programs, and 
the incidental outside work. The majority of 
the meetings were attended by every member and 
few roll-oalls showed more than one absent. The 
men were ready invariably with their assigned 
numbers which with few exceptions showed oare- 
ful preparation and good execution. And inci- 
dentally we put out a debating team which by its 
own strength and the support it received plaoed 
the Thornton trophy in our hall the first time. 

This year we begin with eleven strong men 
who will put their shoulders to the wheel and 
keep them there. Others of the same spirit we 
will welcome. 

The offioers for the first term are : 

President, Jean Clos. 

Vice President, Frank T. Barry. 

Seoretary, Walter W. Kammerling. 

Treasurer, Warren H. Ferguson. 

Critic, A. Duane Jaokman. 

Sergeant-at-Arms, Perry H. Stevens. 

Lawrence Univ., Appleton, Wis., June 16, 1903. 
Mr. Carroll Erskine, Lake Forest, 111. 

Dear Sir — Is there any possibility of a debate 
with Lake Forest for us next year? If there is, 
kindly bring the matter to the attention of your 
debating union. If we should receive a ohallenge 
from Lake Forest, we would without doubt 
aooept. We oannot very well challenge you as 
that would foroe us to hold the debate at Apple- 
ton. We have already arranged to debate Albion 
at Appleton, and it is doubtful whether we 
oould support two home debates. 

Hoping you will do all in your power to bring 
about an interoollegiate debate for us, I remain 
Yours very truly, 

Debating League President. 

This letter is published at this time because it 
is neoessary that we make plans at onoe for the 
debates of this year. The communication from 
Lawrenoe speaks for itself; in connection with 
it there are several things to oonsider. 

the stentor 

Last year the pleasant relations with Illinois 
College were dropped, principally because we felt 
that they were better prepared to debate than 
we, though this wab through no fault of ours, 
inasmuch as the men of sufficient ability and 
training were not here, or, at least, had not the 
time to prepare for an intercollegiate debate. 

There will be time, in the coming year, and 
the men, for all of the inter-society debaters will 
again be in the college and there will be new 
men of some reputation in high schools and other 
colleges. Besides this, Mr. Lewis, who so suc- 
cessfully trained the men of Illinois who defeated 
us two years ago, will be here to coach our team. 
We have no reason, then, to hold back from a 
contest wich another college. 

The question then comes: Do we want to con- 
sider all relations with Illinois at an end, or shall 
we challenge our old-time rival to a debate? 

Lake Forest is under no obligation to Illinois, 
for its representatives defeated our men in our 
own college chapel the last time they met. There 
may be the laudable desire among the students 
to attempt to retake our lost banner of victory. 
This is reasonable. 

But there may also be some advantage in meet- 
ing Lawrence. Both the football and baseball 
teams have visited Appleton, and have not always 
come baok defeated. There will again be games 
between the two colleges, and the prospects are 
very bright for Lake Forest victory. It would be 
well to measure strength in a literary t way also. 
Some saving in expense would be made if the 
baseball and debating teams came and went on 
the same train, and if the two contests occurred 
on the same day. Other advantages will appeal 
to those who are interested. 

At one of the last meetings of the students last 
spring, a committee composed of Messrs. Erskine, 
Ferguson and Churchill was appointed to con- 
sider the Lawrence proposition and to present it 
further to the student body. The matter is in 
the hands of this committee. The Stentor will 
be glad to publish notice of a meeting to deoide 
for or against an intercollegiate debate. 

If we take on Illinois or Lawrence, it is cer- 
tainly advisable that the Zeta Bpsilon-Athenaean 
debate be held before Christmas, in order that 
the team chosen at that time may have the holi- 
days to prepare for the larger contest. 


Senator C. B. Farwell, a trustee of Lake For- 
est University and one of the kindest and best 
friends the institution has ever had, died at his 
residence in Lake Forest yesterday morning at 
7 o'olock. His death was not unexpected, as he 
had been very feeble for a long time. A long 

illness with pneumonia early in the summer and 
a recent fall, resulting in a broken arm, hastened 
the end. Eighty years in the service of humanity 
is the record of the good old man. 

In the issue of next ween The Stentor will 
devote more space to a history of Senator Far- 
well's life. 

The funeral of Nathan Swift was held Tuesday 
at 3 o'clock at Westleigh, the family residence. 
Dr. McClure preached the sermon. Only the 
family and a few intimate friends accompanied 
the body to the Lake Forest cemetery, where it 
was placed temporarily in the general vault. 

Gustave Becker was somewhat improved yes- 
terday. He could partially lift one arm, though 
it was with considerable pain. 


A Lake Forest Alumnus to Be Instructor in 
Oratory and Debate. 

The faculty has been strengthened this year by 
the appointment of Mr. William Mather Lewis 
as resident Instructor in Oratory and Debate. In 
the Lake Forest News, printed July 28, this fact 
was first made public, and we reprint a portion 
of the announcement. 

"Mr. Lewis was graduated from Lake Forest 
in 1900, and received the degree of M. A. from 
Illinois College in 1902. He studied oratory at 
the Cumnock School of Oratory in 1899-1900 and 
at the Emerson School of Oratory, Boston, in 
1901. He was instructor in English and Oratory 
in Illinois College, 1900-1903, and was Principal 
of the Whipple Academy (the boys' preparatory 
sohool attaohed to Illinois College), in 1902-03. 

"Mr. Lewis has been very successful in Illinois 
College and has brought its department of Ora- 
tory and Debate to a high Btate of efficiency. He 
trained the debating teams that were successful 
in 1901 and 1902 in the contest between Illinois 
College and Lake Forest, and also the winners of 
the first prize for delivery at the Illinois State 
Oratorical contest in 1900 and 1901. He has also 
shown great skill in training the Dramatic Club 
organization by the students in Illinois College. 

"It is the intention of Mr. Lewis to develop 
a course that will give 'the student at least three 
consecutive years of work along lines that will 
develop his powers of clear and original expres- 
sion, from an elementary course in Physical Cul- 
ture to the study of Dramatics in the Senior year. 
The individuality of the student is emphasized, 
and ease and grace in delivery is cultivated by 
careful personal instruction. He will give special 
attention to Debating, and we are confident that 
his coming will prove a large and vital factor in 
helping on the revival of interest in the students' 
Literary Societies." 

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Directory of Student Organizations. 

Athletic Association— President, Prof. R. H. McKee; Secre- 
tary, E. S. Scott. 

Football— Manager, Guy G. Ellis; Captain, Fermar T. Black. 

Baseball — Manager, Arthur W. Campbell ; Captain, T. Edgar 

Tennis Association— President, Lowell H. Beach; Secretary, 
Henry Ralston. 

Y. M. C. A. — President, George Cromley ; Secretary, L C- 

Y. W. C. A.— President, Vida Graham; Secretary, Belle J. 

Note — This directory cannot be completed until new officers 
are elected for the other organizations. 

An Exchange Editor is to be chosen as soon as 
possible. Other additions to the staff will be 
made when necessary. 

The design for the cover was made, after a few 
slight alterations, from a drawing submitted by 
Arthur L. Bomberger, '06. We are very grateful 
to him for the time and effort spent on this work ; 
the spirit he has shown is very encouraging to 
the editors. We are depending on the entire 
student body to make our college paper an un- 
qualified suooess ; and all with whom we have 
corresponded, all who have done any work on 
this, the first number, have been very oordial 
and earnest in their efforts. 

The Stentor has undertaken to publish, during 
the coming year, a systematic account of the 
Alumni and Former Sudents of the College in 
addition to the miscellaneous news items which 
it has been accustomed to print. A statement of 
the scope of this publication appears elsewhere 
along with a first installment of the records. The 
matter will be made up largely from the material 
which Professor Bridgman has collected during 
the past six months, and will be revised and aug- 
mented by Professor Halsey. 

In giving up so much of its space to the Alum- 
ni, the Stentor hopes to win their sympathy' and 
interest and to promote the welfare of Lake For- 
est. Direct contributions, or friendly suggestions 
about the policy of the paper will be gladly 
received. This number is sent out very generally 
to former students. We claim your subscription, 
not only on account of the special matter to be 
published this year, but because your money and 
your interest will enable us to make a better 


We have over forty new students this year, 
bringing the total enrollment of the school up to 
nearly ninety. This is encouraging. 

Football practice began last Thursday, twenty- 
two men appearing on the field in suits. Captain 
Oughton is very much encouraged at the outlook 
for the season. Seven of last year's champion- 
ship team are back ; they are beside Oushton : 
Swift, Dahl, Brown, Raymond, Stark and France. 
These men should be the nucleus of a first-class 

Gustave Becker, one of the brightest and most 
promising of the new students, while practicing 
football last Friday, received a very severe injury 
to his spinal column. He was taken to Alice 
Home and Drs. Haven and Nicholas Senn were 
called. The very best attention is being given 
him and it is hoped that he will recover. His 
family is at the bedside. Our sympathy is with 
them in this unexpected trial. 

The class of 1903 is pretty well scattered. Pal- 
mer, Milner, Bethard and Fales will attend Lake 
Forest oollege. Welch is at the University of 
West Virginia. Linn goes to Amherst, Hoyne 
to Williams, and Mason to Cornell. Clark and 
Whitmore will enter Wisconsin and Frazier is in 
business in Kansas City. 

Carl France was removed to Alioe Home Sun- 
day morning as a result of falling over a ohair 
and striking against the oheffonier injuring a rib 
and causing him great pain.. He will be out in 
a short time. 

The stentor 



Nathan Butler Swift who on Saturday last, 
while playing polo, met with an acoident which 
resulted fatally, was born in Chicago twenty-two 
years ago, and has lived in Lake Forest during 
the past eight years. For some time after his 
father, Mr. Louis F. Swift, moved to Lake For- 
est, he was a student at St. Albans Military Aca- 
demy, but later entered Lake Forest Aoademy, 
remaining in attendance there until three years 
ago. While in school he was a member of the O. 
K. P, and Phi Pi Epsilon fraternities. He will 
be remembered by old Lake Forest students as 


one of the best athletes that ever attended the 
academy, and as a leader in all student enter- 

Through his death the community loses one of 
its dearest and most respected members, and 
Lake Forest school one of its staunchest friends. 
It is seldom that the world is graoed with a char- 
acter more unselfish, open-hearted and true than 
that of "Nate"' Swift, He was an inspiration to 
kindliness and thoughtfulness and his death will 
be Bincerely mourned by his hundreds of friends. 

The'following letter, which we are permitted 
to publish, is a witness of the esteem with which 
his athletic ability was regarded. His other 
qualities were as well appreciated. 

Nov. 10, 1900. 
Captain Nathan B. Swift, Lake Forest Academy. 
My Dear Friend : In behalf of the trustees of 
Lake Forest University and on behalf of my own 
self, I desire to express to you, and through you, 
to the academy football team congratulations 
for the splendid work done by the team this fall. 
The successes you and your team have won have 
made us all very proud and happy to rejoice with 
you and all who love our Academy in the record 
that has been nobly won. Sincerely, 


The sudden and unexpected death of Nathan 
Swift has come as a shock to all. Let the be- 
reaved family be assured that they have the most 
heartfelt sympathy of the School, individually, 
and as a whole. 


A t.itoil Team Assured— Manajjer Fllis Arranges 
Fine Schedule. 

It is a little early to speak with any degree of 
certainty in regard to the football situation in 
Lake Forest college, but this much is very evi- 
dent: there will be no dearth of material. 
Eleven of laBt year's team are back, and the in- 
coming freshmen brine men of weight and prom- 
ise. The old men include Black, captain, Camp- 
bell, Ellis, Stark, Yeomans, Chapman, Bloom, 
Churchill, McCrea and Ross. This gives a good 
sized bunch of experienced players at the start, 
and with these as a nucleus there seems to be no 
reason why Coach Herschberger should not turn 
out a fast, snappy team, competent in every way 
to be the defenders of the Red and Black. 

The schedule as arranged by Manager Ellis is 
no light one. It has been his endeavor to secure 
the majority of games with colleges in our class 
and with Monmouth, Lawrence, Notre Dame, 
Northwestern college and Chicago "dents. " Some 
exceptions will have to be made for the sake of 
completeness, and it is quite likely that North- 
western university and Beloit will be scheduled. 
These games will fill all Saturday dates after the 
first two weeks and, if it is considered feasible, 
midweek games can be scheduled, probably with 
Northwestern Military academy, WauKegan, and 
others. It is the intention of the management to 
play as many games at home as is consistent with 
the financial outlook. 



Toward the close of the last oollege year a set 
of resolutions was gotten up and signed by nearly 
every student, petitioning-the faculty to add to 
the regular bill of each semester a fee of one 
dollar and a half for the support of athletics, 
this in addition to the usual gymnasium fee. 
Beoause there is no mention in the catalogue of 
this extra item of expense, the college authorities 
felt obliged to refuse the request for the ooming 
year, but will be willing to insert notice of it in 
the next oatalogue so that the fee may be levied 
in 1904- '05. Meanwhile the students are at liber- 
ty to pass around a subscription list answering 
the same purpose. There was some talk of mak- 
ing the admission to all games free to those who 
thus subscribe. 

Some of the freshmen and new upper classmen, 
who are not acquainted with the needs of the 
football and baseball teams and of the tennis 
association, may think that this extra oharge is 
unnecessary. They will not be long in finding 
out that the money appropriated for athletics is 
not as much as it ought to be. This was thor- 
oughly understood last year and voluntarily the 
men and women pledged themselvos to give this 
special sum, beoause they believe in student 
backing of student enterprises. To them loyalty 
to the team consists in more than mere attend- 
ance at games ; for while this is essential, yet the 
money to make possible the games is just as im- 

It is possible that in other ways a larger sum 
could be raised. Doubtless the Board of athletic 
control will oonsider this at its first meeting. 
However it may decide to seek the money, let 
us be loyal, and sacrifice other things, if neoes- 
sary, to keep athletics on a solid financial basis. 
There are no debts of former years ; all that we 
give will be used on the various teams this year, 
and they will be worthy of it, every oent. Never 
was the outlook better, and we ought to be en- 

were possible to use Farwell Field for the con- 
ducting of all athletic events of the year. 


Considerable progress towards the completion 
of our athletic field was made during the past 
summer, and while a large amount of work re- 
mains to be done, it is in suoh shape that the 
football men will be permitted to use their por- 
tion of it this fall. The going will be a little 
soft, but then it is not the nature of football men 
to mind a little thing like that. 

The material for the running traok is on the 
grounds and it is expected that the construction 
of the traok will be rushed through before oold 
weather sets in. It would certainly be a souroe 
of great satisfaction to the college students if it 

A football meeting was held after chapel Wed- 
nesday, at which time the athletic prospect for the 
year was disoussed. Captain Black and Coach 
Herschberger spoke very encouragingly, and all 
seemed enthusiastic over the team this year. 
Praotioe games will be played on the old field, 
but for all matoh games the new 1'arwell Field 
will be used. 


Services in the Chapel Yesterday— Professor 
Bridgman Makes Address. 

At 2 o'clook Wednesday the students, new and 
old, gathered in the oollege ohapel for the first 
ohapel exeroises of the year. There were one 
hundred and ten in attendance— thirty-five girls 
and sixty-five men. President Harlan spoke 
briefly of the coming year and the increased en- 
rollment. For the first time in a decade the col- 
lege leads both of the schools in numbers. There 
is an inorease of 33 per oent in the student body. 

The president will preach Sunday morning in 
the ohurch, and all students will assemble at the 
Art Institute and attend in a body. 

Introducing Professor Bridgman, who made the 
address, President Harlan said that this year a 
new plan was being instituted whereby each 
year one of the professors in the college should 
make the opening address. 

Professor Bridgman spoke on the subject of 
' ' Arohaeology.^ 


Joseph Jefferson will begin a limited engage- 
ment at Powers' theater, Chioago, on Monday, 
Sept. 28. Seats can be secured in advanoe by 
sending remittance and self-addressed envelope. 
The repertory is as follows : Monday, Tuesday 
and Thursday night and Wednesday and Satur- 
day matinee, "Rip Van Winkle;" Wednesday 
and Friday night, "The Rivals," and Saturday 
night the double bill, "Orioket on the Hearth' 
and "Lend Me Five Shillings." 

The Y. M. C. A. will hold a reoeption in its 
parlors in North Hall tonight at 7 :30 o'olook. 
There will be special musio and speeohes from 
members and professors. New men are especially 
urged to be present. 

There is every indication of a strong Y. W. C. 
A. this year. The membership is strong and the 
spirit good. Three of the members, the Misses 
Vida Graham, Belle Bartlett and Miriam Wash- 
burne, attended the Lake Geneva conference and 
have returned to Lake Forest, full of enthusiasm 
and inspiration. 

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Girls here, Girls there, 

A-coming and a-going, 
Lois Hall is full of girls, 
Full to overflowing. 

Evelyn Cobb is working in the city. 

Yeomans and Good were among the Danville 

Hazeltine, '05, is in Indianapolis working for a 

McCullough, '04, and Herdman, '05, will not 
be in college this year. 

Miss Annette Griggs spent a part of her vaca- 
tion at Chautaqua, N. Y. 

Miss Nelle Griesel has been very ill at her 
home in Crown Point, Ind. 

Hartman, '05, is working for R. R. Donnelly 
& Sons, printers, in the city. 

Campbell and Diver have been frequent visi- 
tors in Lake Forest during the summer. 

Clos, Barry, Burghart, Jaokman, Bloom and 
Richman have been on the campus most of the 

Carter, '05 and Slusher, '06, have gone to the 
University of Illinois ; Ralston, '05, entered Yale 
last week. 

The number of students in oollege will be 
printed next week. They are too many to count 
in one day. 

Miss Jeanette Gait has been gathering informa- 
tion concerning the race question in the neigh- 
borhood of Marion, "Va. 

Miss Marie Skinner has been vibrating between 
the two libraries the past few months. She is 
now enjoving a short vacation with Miss McClen- 
ahan at Manhattan, 111. 

L. B. Trowbridge, B. A., was engaged with Mr. 
Waddell for about ten days before college opened. 
He oomes from Pritchett College, Mo., and will 
take special work under Professor Jack. 

The Misses Helen Dupuy and Eda Linthicum, 
ex-'06, left Monday for Smith ; Miss Rosentiell, 
ex- '06, will enter Mt. Holyoke; Miss Laura 
Kiernan, ex-'04, goes to the University of Chi- 

Beach & Stevens have moved the bookstore to 
the room in College Hall previously occupied by 
the Registrar. They have put considerable time 
and money into the business and their room does 
not belie the fact. 

The publio school teachers have been crowded 
out of Lois Hall. Miss Mary Smith and Miss 
Harriet Brown are at Dr. Wright's; Miss Treffry 
will probably be at Professor Needham's; Miss 
Witt does not know where to go. 

The Commons is again in running order with 
Mrs. Patterson guiding it. The building has 
been changed wonderfully, so that now we can 

boast of as fine quarters as any one would desire. 
Perhaps there will be more space to tell of it 


EUGENES. HAMM— "Busy! I never was so 
busy, it seems to me, in all my life. What with 
six periods of teaching, preparations necessary 
for daily laboratory work, and two hours for 
football, I am not loafing. But I like my work. " 

Note — We print the following from the Water- 
loo, Iowa, paper : 

"Mr. Hauim, the new ooach, was upon the 
field early for the first night's praotioe, which 
was held Wednesday after school. He is very 
muoh liked by the boys, and as he has had six 
years' experience on the football teams of Lake 
Forest college and aoademy, he has ample ability 
as a coach. . . . Mr. Hamm has been as- 
signed to the room vacated by Mr. MoKinley, 
and teaches botany, zoology, civics and political 
economy. " 

MISS SALLIE WILSON— Miss Wilson has spent 
most of the summer at Nebraska City, her home. 
She has a very fine position for the coming year 
as teacher of Latin and Mathematics in the Col- 
lege of the Sisters of Bethany, Topeka, Kan. She 
will have the work of two oollege years to teaoh ; 
and will also act in the capacity of ohaperone, a 
part of whose duty it is to attend chapel three 
times a day. 

MISS IDA M. FRANCIS— "I spent a very 
enjoyable vacation at my former home in Rooh- 
elle, 111. This winter I expeot to teaoh in a 
private school for girls, Ascham Hall, 4746 Madi- 
son avenue, Chicago. I have oharge of the 
Greek and Latin departments, and am the faoulty 
direotor of athletics." 

ALLEN C. BELL— Mr. Bell has been at York 
Harbor, Me., where Mr. Taber, whose son Arohie 
he has been tutoring, has a summer home. Dur- 
ing the greater part of September he has been 
visiting in various eastern cities. Regular grad- 
uate work in Lake Forest will oooupy the most 
of his time during the coming year. He will 
room in North Hall. 

dle of Augnst Miss Butler has been in DavtOD, 
O. Her plans are not formulated yet. It is 
likely that she will not undertake any work 
until next year. She expeots to be in Lake For- 
est before Christmas. 

MISS CLARA ROSS will teaoh English and 
German in the Danville high school. 

ARTHUR R. WILLIS— No word has oome from 
Mr. Willis. He is preaching in Missouri and 
probably will attend the MoOormick Seminary 
the coming year. 




Ferry Hall began a new year a week ago. 
Most of the girls have registered and are already 
at work. The following list includes old and 
new students, in all one hundred and ten: 

Auraoher, Jane Alice, Lisbon, Iowa. 

Anderson, Lucy Mae, Hawthorne, Iowa. 

Bocher, Julia Richards, Grand Rapids, Mich. 

Butler, Lulu Elizabeth, Bvanston, 111. 

Bruen, Edna, Emerson, Iowa. 

Bailey, Sina Scott, Mendota, 111. 

Becker, Anita Helene, Belen, New Mexico. 

Brinkman, Eloise, Great Bend, Kansas. 

Bruce, Anita Evelyn, Atlantic, Iowa. 

Braudy, Anna, Grand Rapids, Mich. 

Belgard, Stella Ruth, Kankakee, 111. 

Bethard, Bessie, Fairbury, 111. 

Blaokler, Gladys, Lake Forest, 111. 

Cummings, Florence, 5135 Madison av. , Chicago. 

Coulter, Anna R. , Frankfort, Ind. 

Clapp, Florence Bernice, Albion, Ind. 

Coe, Helen, 4830 Kenwood avenue, Chioago. 

Crumb, Hariette M. , Harvard, 111. 

Closson, Blanche, Logansport, Ind. 

Cramer, Elizabeth Skinner, Lake Forest, 111. 

Case, Hazel, Aurora, 111. 

Chapin, Mary Whitney, Lake Forest, 111. 

Cone, Mara Eggleston, Lewistown, 111. 

David, Leila E., Marshalltown, Iowa. 

Denison, Isabelle, Eros, Louisiana. 

Dudley, Helene Lucile, Fremont, Mich. 

DeBoice, Edna, Clinton, 111. 

Dusenberry, Josephine, Lake Forest, 111. 

Eichten, Gertrude, Stillwater, Minn. 

Erskine, Emilie Rhue, Lake Forest, 111. 

Foster, Marion Luther, Little Rook, Ark. 

Funk, Gertrude Elizabeth, Logansport, Ind. 

Fox, Bessie Viola, Hinsdale, 111. 

Farwell, Katherine Drummond,Lake Forest, 111. 

Farwell, Olive, Lake Forest, 111. 

Guflin, Grace, Paw Paw, 111. 

Gerber, Ethel, Fremont, Mioh. 

Groeneveld, Elizabeth, Butte, Mont. 

Gillett, Jessie B. , Kansas City, Mo. 

Gilbert, Ethel, Golconda, 111. 

Goodwine, Gladys, Williamsport, Ind. 

Gregory, Lillian Clarisse, Paducah, Ky. 

Greene, Augusta Ramona, Spokane, Wash. 


Higbee, Lucy P., Morley, Mioh. 

Hale, Frances Fulsom, Omaha, Neb. 

Hay, Eleanor, Springfield, 111. 

Harry, Zola Bernice, Hoopeston, 111. 

Hodge, Margaret L. , 5540 Mich. ave. , Chicago. 

Howard, Kathryn D. , Fox Lake, 111. 

Howell, Isabel, Cedar Rapids, la. 

Hall, Alice Wilson, Milford, 111. 

Hubbard, Alice Frances, Lake Forest, 111. 

Haven, Elizabeth W. , Lake Forest, 111. 

Halsey, Katherine C. , Lake Forest, Hi. 

Judy, Mary Charlene, Tallula, 111. 

Jakway, Ruth Millikan, Lincoln, Neb. 

Johnstoon, Bertha Mae, Otterbein, Ind. 

Jackson, Halleene, Villisoa, la. 

Johnson, Elsie Ann, 1427 Dunning, Chioago. 

Krome, Nora Jeanette, Edwardsville, 111. 

Kenaga, Annie Margaret, Kankakee, 111. 

Lawrenoe, Beulah, Lowell, Ind. 

Lewis, Olive L. , Clarinda, la. 

Ling, Ethel M., Lake Forest, 111. 

McDuffee, Florenoe Meade, Kalamazoo, Mich. 

Mowry, Fannie A. , Aurora, 111. 

Manson, Jeanne, Waterloo, la. 

Manson, Jessie, Waterloo, la. 

Miller, Ethel Margaret, Waterloo, la. 

Messing, Selma, 4337 Vincennes ave., Chicago. 

Martin, Esther Mary, Omaha, Neb. 

MoEldowney, Edna, Chicago Heights, 111. 

Molntosh, Eunice M., Clear Lake, Iowa. 

McClure, Harriet, Lake Forest, 111. 

Murphy, Esther Helen, North Bend, Wis. 

MoFarland, Elizabeth Lois, Shade Gap, Penn. 

McGenniss, Isabelle, Lake Forest. 

Paddock, Bessie Barton, Kankakee, 111. 

Piokrell, Abbie Beatrice, Phoenix, Ariz. 

Parker, Effie Mae, St. Joseph, Mioh. 

Prentiss, Ruth, Lincoln, Neb. 

Peok, Clara Louise, Grand Rapids, Mich. 

Rogerson, Ethel Irene, 414 Warren ave. , Chicago. 

Reeves, Helen C. , Aurora, 111. 

Stephens, Lenora Frances, East St. Louis, 111. 

Sanborn, Grata Jean, 834 Walnut St. , Chicago. 

Smith, Ella Mabel, Oconto, Wis. 

Smith, Rhoda W., Oconto, Wis. 

Spencer, Ella Helene, Oskaloosa, la. 

Sardam, Bertha E., Cinton, la. 

Sohrlcker, Florence Hilda, La Conner, Wash. 

Swap, Ethel., Fairbury, 111. 

Stuart, Marion, Washington, 111. 

Stephens, Camilla, Maquoketa, la. 

Stipes, Bessie, Champaign, 111. 

Steele, Anna Tate, Kansas, 111. 

Singer, Fay Anita, 692 Wash. Blvd., Chicago. 

Sater, Ada C, Janesvi.lle, Wis. 

Turner, Mary Norma, Rockford, 111. 

Taylor, Irma Katharine, Alameda, Cal. 

Viles, Helen, Lake Forest, 111. 

Wallaoe, Lucy Dale, Hoopeston, 111. 

Windle, Mary Elaenor, Valparaiso, Ind. 

Willis, Ethel B., Peoria, 111. 

Walser, Ruth, Austin, 111. 

Wells, Ruth S. , Neagunee, Mich. 

Zeigler, Zula Margaret, Attioa, Ind. 

Zuokerberg, 3409 Calumet avenue, Chicago. 

Friday evening, Mrs. Jesse Peok Van Doozer, 
a reader, opened our leoture course. She read 
parts of Beaucaire, Camelia Riccarda and others. 
Her impersonations of M. Boucaire and Duke de 
Winterset were as real as her chat of two girl 
friends. The girls were charmed and delighted 
with the evening. 

Hue. Katrina Tsilka, who was oaptured with 
Miss Ellen Stone by the Balkan brigands, will 
leoture to us Friday evening, Sept. 25. Her sub- 
jeot is "A Romance of the Balkans." 

William Curtis says: "Mme. Tsilka is pretty 
with attractive manners, fluent speeoh and just 
enough of foreign accent to add to the charm. 
Her story is full of sensation and pathos, as she 
tells it, and when she brings the baby in, that 
was born in the Balkan wilderness, the audienoe 
goes wild. Her troubles were not over when she 
was ransomed, but she was an object of persecu- 
tion until she fled from Macedonia a few weeks 
ago. Mme. Tsilka does not take the platform for 
notoriety, but as a means of livelihood, she and 
her husband having been driven from their home 
in Albania by Turkish preseoution. " 



Through the courtesy and enterprise of the 
editors of the Stentor, we expect to publish this 
year some brief account of eaoh one of the alum- 
ni and former students of the College, so far as 
we have been able to oollect information during 
the past six months. Information blanks and 
circular letters have been sent out to all of these 
just as fast as we could secure addresses. Two 
copies of these papers have been sent to graduates 
down to 1895 where the first papers brought no 
response, and to many of the non-graduates also 
of earlier years second letters were sent, in order 
that information about them might be published, 
if possible, in the regular order of years. We 
have now about 310 alumni and 550 non-graduates. 
Of the latter class a number were in Lake Forest 
but a short time, although their names were in- 
cluded in the catalogue lists, and it is hardly 
worth while to pursue them with inquiries. 

We have transcribed on large cards the gist of 
the replies received, perhaps 150 from graduates 
and 350 from non-graduates. The proportion of 
replies from non-graduates is astonishingly large, 
and the tone of them is most loyal to Lake 
Forest. The total number of responses will be 
largely increased within a few months, when more 
pressure is brought to bear upon the students of 
recent years. 

This publication is necessarily somewhat frag- 
mentary, and many of the notices are meager. 
This is due to the shortness of the time devoted 
to collecting the material, and in part to the fact 
that our students are very reluctant in giving 
facts about themselves. The inquiries sent out 
were wholly matter of fact and the replies are 
often laoking both in detail and picturesqueness. 
A clergyman, for example, may state that he has 
been "preaching the gospel" for ten years, 
without defining where, or for what periods at 
each place. And, if the reports are to be believed, 
the lives of many young women are wholly un- 
eventful between the time of their leaving Lake 
Forest and their marriage. We beg for the full- 
est possible detail in the reports yet to come. 

This record is published in the hope that its 
very publication will contribute to its augmenta- 
tion and revision. Will those under whose eyes 
it passes kindly supply addresses and other infor- 
mation if possible, in case of lacunae or errors? 
We hope to have at the end of the year nearly 
complete material for a pamphlet of the nature 
of the quinquennial records sent out by other 
institutions. In no other case that we are 
aware of has the effort been made to work out 
the history of non-graduates as well as graduates. 

We shall print each week of the current year 
from fifteen to twenty-five of these notices, in 


addition to the oooasional news items usual in 
the Stentor. These will follow the chronological 
order of the catalogue, rather than the list of 
graduates by classes, as it would be impossible 
in many cases to connect individuals with parti- 
cular classes. For example, this week we take 
up the names printed in the first catalogue, that 
of 1876-1877, where all students were enrolled as 
freshmen or specials. 

Our notes will in many cases bo brief, giving 
little more than the occupation and location of 
those who were formerly students here. 


Farwell Anna, (de Koven)B. A. 1880. Married 

1884, Reginald de Koven, graduate of Oxford, 
student of music at Stuttgart. Mrs. deKoven has 
published a translation of Loti's "An Iceland 
Fisherman," two novels, "A Sawdust Doll" and 
"By the Waters of Babylon," also a number of 
short stories and articles of criticism and travel. 
Daughter; Ethel LeRoy deKoven, born May 3, 

1885. Address 1239 Vernon avenue., Washington, 
D. C. 

Ward, Charles Farwell, B.A., 1880. Spent 
some time after graduation in teaching and study- 
ing musio, living in Chicago. From there he 
went to North Dakota, where he was killed 

White, Josephine (Bates) B. A., 1880.. Married 
1881, Lindon Wallace Bates, a graduate of Yale 
Scientific school, who has been engaged in exten- 
sive engineering works in different parts of the 
world. Mrs. Bates has been the author of two or 
three novels, also club papers and addresses 
"without number. " She has traveled once and 
a half around the world and is afraid she must 
go again. Children: Lindon Wallace Bates, Jr., 
born 1883; Lindell Theodore Bates, born 1890. 
The eldest son has already graduated at the Yale 
Scientific School and has taken a year of graduate 
study as well. Address, Ardsley on Hudson, N. Y. 

Barr, Alfred E. , Lawyer, 189 LaSalle street, 

Converse, Harvey F. was for many years in the 
employ of the J. I. Case Co, at Racine, until 
his health broke down as a result of long confine- 
ment to work. After a lingering illness, he died 
a few years ago. 

Dickinson, Warner W. left Lake Forest in 1879. 
Was occupied on Chicago Board of Trade, 1880- 
1895. Since 1895 has represented the Etna Life 
Insurance Co., of Hartford, Conn. Address, 840 
Tribune Bldg. , Chioago. 

Kohout, Joseph F. , lawyer, 112 Clark street, 

Scott, William R. Graduate of University of 


Chioago, 1880. Studied Theology three years at 
MoOormiok and one year at Union. Presbyterian 
olergyman at various points in Colorado, Wyom- 
ing and Kansas, 1884-1903. Married 1887 to Miss 
Etta Chamberlain, graduate of Ferry Hall, class 
of 1878. Address, Lyons, Kan. 

Smith, James D. Reported deceased. 

Wells, Bbenezer H. , A. B. Yale, '81. Studied 
law in Chioago. Died about 1884. 

Sohuyler, Orielle. Took degree of M. D. at 
University of Miohigan '83, afterwards married 
James Curtis and lived for a time in Denver, Col. 
Present address not yet found. 

Smith, Emma A. (Williams) did not quite 
finish her oourse. Married in 1884 Charles R. 
Williams, Professor of Greek in Lake Forest, 
1881-1883, afterwards journalist in Indianapolis, 
Died in Indianapolis, May 24, 1895. 

Kellogg, Helen E. No reoord. 

Patterson, Graoe D. (Mrs. John Ewen), 
1 Tower Place, Chioago. 


1880 — A very large circle of friends is rejoicing 
at the escape from a distressing death of Rev. 
Wilbur J. Chapman D. D. , of Winona Lake, Ind. 
Those who remember Dr. Chapman affeotionately 
for his generous open-handed oharaoter in the 
boyhood days do not wonder at the reoord he has 
since made as a man of God. A letter came to 
Lake Forest a few days ago indicating his abid- 
ing interest in the Alma Mater that just missed 
enrolling his name on her alumni list, and whioh 
nevertheless cherishes him as one of the most 
useful of her sons. 

1889— Rev. Grant Stroh has spent the summer 
at the Northland Bethany Bible conference at 
Mellen, Wis., where he gave a course in Biblioal 
Exegesis which was very highly appreciated. He 
goes this month to the Presbyterian college at 
Muskogee, Ind. Ter. , where he will give instruc- 
tion in the same field. 

1890— Mrs. Phebe Hearst of Berkeley, Cal., 
announces the marriage Sept. 15, at her oountry 
home, the Hacienda del Pozo de Verona, of her 
niece, AnneDrusilla Apperson, to Dr. Joseph Mar- 
shall Flint, Professor of Anatomy in the medical 
sohool of the University of Oaliforia. The oere- 
mony was performed by our "father of football," 
Rev. N. B. W. Gallwey of Menlo Park, in the 
music-room whioh was converted into a chapel 
for this oooasion. 

1893 — Miss Beatrioe Taylor was married on the 
first of September at her father's home in James- 
town, N.D. to Mr. Wilbert Benjamin DeNault. 
The marriage oeremony was performed by the 
father of the bride. 


1895— Mrs. Louise Aldridge Condict of Evans- 
ton has sent out cards for the marriage of her 
daughter, Jessie Haskell, to Mr. John Henry 
Sheldon, set for Oct. 6. 

1901— Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Dixon of Aurora, Neb., 
announce the marriage on Sept. 9, of their daugh- 
ter, Lessie, to Mr. Frank Arthur Crippen. Mr. 
and Mrs. Criprjen go to St. Paul, Minn., where 
we expeot Mr. Crippen to do the same good work 
whioh he has been doing recently at Red Oak, la. 
Their address will be 635 Ashland ave. , St. Paul, 

John (to the Freshmen)— "Veil, you'll learn; 
you'll learn. " 

The S ten tor. 

Vol. XVIII. 

Lake Forest, III., October i, 1903. 

No. 2 





Charles Benjamin Parwell was born in Painted 
Post, N. Y., July 1, 1823, and spent his boyhood 
days on a farm. In 1838 he came west with his 
parents to a farm in Ogle county in this state. 
His early life was thus trained in the practical 
school of long and tedious hours of labor, yet 
amid the conditions that then produced individ- 
uality and strong manhood. He came to Chicago 
in 1844, and soon entered the office of the county 
clerk of Cook county. In 1853 he was himself 
elected county clerk, a position which he filled 
for eight years, and in which he acquired that ex- 
perience of local politics which made him a grow- 
ing leader in the organization and direction of 
the Republican party. In the meantime he had 
entered the service of the famous banker, George 
Smith, whose financial integrity and shrewdness 
in the days of "wildcat" currency gave him a 
national reputation. Mr. Farwell soon became 
Mr. Smith's right-hand man and cashier and re- 
ceived that superb training in sound financial 
methods which in after days was to make him 
one of the wisest of counsellors in national af- 
fairs. Thus admirably fitted for both private and 
public business, he entered at the beginning ot 
our civil war period upon a great career as a 
merchant and a statesman. For forty years he 
has been engaged as a principal and sagacious 
partner in building up and conducting the great 
mercantile house of J. V. Farwell & Company, 
yet he found time for five years of service in 
the lower house of Congress from 1871 to 1876, 
and another five years in the senate from 1887 
to 1891. In the lower house he was a member 
of the committee on banking and currency, and 
was also chairman of the committee on manufac- 
tures. Through all these years his sound financial 
principles were a source of pride to his constit- 
uents and of strength to the Republican party. 
For his influence was far greater than the per- 
centage of his individual vote, and he 
was, with his energy and clear-cut convictions, a 
power not only in the preparation of much leg- 
islation, but in the direction of national conven- 
tions. His voice was seldom heard in public 
speech; his personality was felt an 3 recognized 

But while his work as a business man, a finan- 
cier, and a statesman is a part of our national 
history and is there written large, he found time 
for local interests and local services which indi- 
cate the broad mind of the man. It is for those 
especially that Lake Forest loves him and cher- 
ishes his memory. 

In 1876 Mr. and Mrs. Farwell's oldest daughter 
was just finishing at the high school in Chicago. 

Mrs. Farwell, a highly educated woman, who in 
her earlier years had been a successful teacher, 
was thoroughly in favor of co-education. She 
persuaded Mr. Farwell, inasmuch as nearly all 
the best collegiate institutions in the country 
were closed to women, to try the experiment of 
a college at home. An abandoned summer hotel 
in Lake Forest was secured and a number of Miss 
Farwell's class were persuaded to form a Fresh- 
man class. Rev. Robert W. Patterson, D.D., was 
induced to foster the enterprise as president, sev- 
eral good teachers were engaged, and in. Sep- 
ber Lake Forest college opened its doors to men 
and women alike. Two years later Rev. Daniel 
S. Gregory, D.D., was called to the presidency, and 
the fall term opened with a full corps of pro- 
fessors and students in four college classes. For 
many years from that time Mr. and Mrs. Far- 
well simply carried the institution, he as a trus- 
tee and generous giver, she as a faithful friend 
and counsellor. College hall, North hall, the gym- 
nasium, College commons, Mitchell hall for col- 
lege women, owe their existence largely to the 
Farwell purse. During all the years of upbuild- 
ing under Dr. Gregory's stimulating administra- 
tion Mr. Farwell not only gave generously of 
his wealth, but even more generously of his time. 
In trustee meetings, in more general conferences, 
in frequent visits to the campus and buildings, 
in unremitting atendance at all public functions, 
he gave full evidence that he had put his heart 
as well as his purse into the institution. How 
well teachers and students of those days knew 
his stalwart form, his commanding presence, his 
kind and benignant manner to every young man 
or woman who approached him! 

Every one who enjoyed Mr. Farwell's friend- 
ship knows that he was a loving and a lovable 
man. No man with his large public career could 
avoid making enemies, but he made more friends. 
"Charlie Farwell" he was in popular parlance, 
even to old age, and the designation contained 
a wealth of affection. There was a touch in his 
hand that was caressing and protecting and stead- 
ying; there was a good nature speaking through 
his crisp and staccato tones that was reassuring; 
there was a sweetness and sympathetic percep- 
tion in his smile that was commanding and cap- 
tivating. You threw yourself upon his good 
will and generosity without conditions, without 
misgivings, and his response was always sure. 
He loved Lake Forest, in which he had made his 
permanent home for more than forty years, and 
he loved to promote its beauty and welfare. In 
the town, the church, the club, the school, he 
did his part more than proportionally. He was 
a quiet giver of material help as well as of the 



heart's consolation, and many a wet face at the 
great gathering in his honor last Friday indicated . 
a lifelong friend and admirer who had experi- 
enced his bounty and his goodness. Large heart- 
ed, whole hearted, true hearted, he has gone from 
us, and Lake Forest will seem very empty with- 
out him. 

" He prayeth best, who loveth best 

All things both great and small ; 

For the dear God who loveth us, 

He made and loveth all." 



The funeral services of ex-Senator Farwell 
were held in the church last Friday. Dr. Mc- 
Clure preached the sermon. His talk was a faith- 
ful tribute to the statesman, the financier, the 
philanthropist, the man. Many gray-headed 
friends came from a long distance to assist in the 
last rites for this man of men. Young and old 
filled the church and many a tear glistened in 
the eyes of those who knew and loved him. 

Some of us have never met nor talked with 
him, but we honor him for his life and for the 
memory of his example. No word is more suited 
to this time than that which is written beneath 
one of the great wall paintings in the Auditorium, 
Chicago : 

11 A great life is passed into the tomb, 
And there awaits the requiem of winter's snows." 

After the services in the church the body was 
taken in a special train to Rose Hill cemetery, 
where the interment was private. The active 
pallbearers were employees of J. V. Farwell & 
Company. The honorary pallbearers were Sen- 
ator Shelby M. Cullom, Senator Albert J. Hop- 
kins, Augustus Burley, A. N. Eddy , M. N. Kirk- 
man, Murray Nelson, Ezra R. Warner, John M. 
Hubbard, Rev. Richard D. Harlan, John M. Clark. 


On Friday evening at half past six the old girls 
of the college entertained the new girls at a ban- 
quet at Lois Hall. Miss Griggs acted as toast- 
mistress and the following toasts were responded 

"The New Girl" — Miss Alice Graves. 

"The Old Girl" — Miss Inez McClenahan. 

"Y. W. C. A."— Miss Vida Graham. 

"Aletheian" — Miss Jessie Killen. 

"The Boys" — Miss Irene Robinson. 

"Our College"— Miss Helen McNit. 

"The Athletic Girl," Miss Mary Jackson. 

The remainder of the evening was spent in 
dancing, - in conversation, and in becoming ac- 
quainted generally. 

Thirteen in the tllass— Scouts Are Looking for 

The first meeting of the class of 1904 was held 
in the History rooms Monday at 1:15 o'clock. 
Thirteen, the entire membership of the class, were 
present. They are: 

Mary Jackson. 
Elizabeth Kaplan. 
Frank N. Richman. 
Irene F. Robinson.. 
Wiliani B. Ross. 
Oliver S. Thompson. 

Jean Clos. 
Lucile French. 
Jeannette Gait. 
T. Edgar Gamble. 
Alice A. Graves. 
Albert Hennings. 
Robert H. Hood. 

The following officers were elected: 
President, Ross. 

Vice-President, Miss Robinson 

Secretary, Miss Gait. 

Treasurer, Hennings. 

Athletic Representative 
on Board of Control, Richman. 


In order to foster the literary spirit in college, 
to cause the students to look more analytically 
at their life and surroundings, to help pro- 
vide material for the college paper, Mr. Kendall 
M. Shankland of the class of 1902 has given to 
the editors a sum of $15 to be offered as a prize 
for the best college story written especially for 
the Stentor. The conditions of this competition 
are as follows : 

1. The title must be suggestive of Lake For- 
est life, and the characters such as live in our 

2. The writer must be a student in Lake For- 
est college, the School, or Ferry Hall. 

3. The story must contain not less than 
1,200 words. 

4. All stories must be mailed to the editor by 
Feb. 1, 1904. 

5. The manuscripts must be unsigned, but the 
name of the writer must be enclosed in a sealed 

6. If less than ten stories are sent in the prize 
will not be awarded. No one may offer more than 
two stories. 

7. Competent judges from the faculty or else- 
where will be chosen. 

8. All copy submitted shall become the prop- 
erty of the Stentor without remuneration to the 
writer — excepting the prize story. 

9. The prize shall be awarded as soon as it is 


\ht Mietnfg jtarfetfc* 


Tomorrow evening in the parlors of Lois Du- 
rand Hall the society will hold a reception. The 
hour is 8 o'clock. 

The open meeting of Athen- 
aean society Monday night was 
very well attended. In the ab- 
sence of the president, Mr. Lloyd 
Smith took the chair. Short im- 
promptu speeches were made by Messrs. Diver, 
Churchill, Wright Clark, ex-'04, and Erskine. After 
the speeches the meeting adjourned for a short 
recess, during which refreshments were served. 
In the business meeting, following the recess, Mr. 
Clarence Diver was elected president to take the 
place of Mr. Guy G. Ellis, who will not return to 
college until next semester. The following new 
men were voted into Athenaean: Messrs. How- 
ard, Trowbridge, Palmer, Rath, Wilson and Kran- 
hold. The question of the debate with Lawrence 
University came up for discussion and the mem- 
bers expressed themselves unanimously in favor 
of it. The president appointed Mr. Erskine to 
confer with a member of Zeta Epsilon in regard 
to the matter. Two weeks from Monday night a 
rally meeting of Athenaean society is planned. 
Invitations will be sent to the Alumni and a large 
crowd of them is expected to attend. 

Zeta Epsilon regrets the loss of one 
of its men — Mr. Kammerling, who 
will be in Lewis institute, Chicago, 
this year. All the other men were 
present at the regular meeting Mon- 
day evening, except three who were necessarily 
detained in the city. Besides, we welcomed with 
pleasure a large number of visitors and two pro- 
posals for membership. 

Music was furnished by Messrs. Richman and 
Barry. The question of required attendance at 
chapel was discussed by Mr. Hennings and after- 
wards by others, all agreeing in support of it. Mr. 
Jackman gave a reminiscence of last year, touch- 
ing on the benefits derived from literary society 
work by the individual ; and Mr. CIos set forth the 
question of intercollegiate debate with Lawrence. 
In the last number our two new members, Mr. 
Ferguson and Mr. Burghart were pitted against 
each other in a debate. The question was, "Re- 
solved, That one year's literary society work 
is of more benefit to a man than a course in En- 

glish. Mr. Burghart, who supported the affirma- 
tive, had the unanimous decision of the judges. 
The program was impromptu and the men 
showed good spirit, interest in the welfare of 
the society, and hopefulness for a profitable and 
pleasant year of work. 


Services in the Church — Three Oepartnients 
Occupy Front Seats. 

President Harlan preached the convocation 
sermon in the Presbyterian church last Sunday 
morning. The entire membership of the three de- 
partments was in attendance, and with the reg- 
ular members of the church, made up an audience 
which taxed the seating capacity of the building. 
Dr. Harlan took for his theme the irreverence of 
the average worshiper during his attendance 
upon divine service. He presented for inspec- 
tion three "composite word photographs from neg- 
atives taken over a long range of years, and 
from many congregations in both town and 
country." It is gratifying to know that very few 
of the negatives have been taken in Lake For- 

The first photograph was that of an individual 
who comes into church in a breezy, off-hand man- 
ner, exchanging pleasantries with whomever he 
meets, strolls down the aisle, perhaps talking to 
the usher, plants himself down in a seat, and 
while removing his gloves looks around to see 
who is present, and also keeps tab on all new 
comers. This was declared as being very irrev- 
erent, quite at variance with the ideal man who 
enters in an unassuming manner, quietly takes 
his seat and with bowed head offers a short si- 
lent prayer, calling for the Lord's blessing on 
the service. 

The second picture portrayed the person, pos- 
sibly the same individual as in the first case, who, 
instead of assuming a reverential attitude dur- 
ing prayer, sits bolt upright. If one were to 
judge from his posture and actions, the minister 
had just said "Let me pray,"and not "Let us 
pray." Dr. Harlan made a very strong appeal 
for a more reverent attitude. 

The last photograph had to do with people 
who at the conclusion of the service either join 
in a foot race to the door, having made all prepa- 
ration in the way of hats and coats during the 
benediction, or those who have a propensity for 
exchanging gossip. The actions of both classes 
are very objectionable. 

The sermon was a straightforward statement 
of the speaker's convictions, and the reasoning 
was clear and forcible. 

The stentor 



First Football Practice— SI any Old Men Out— A 
Second Team Very Necessary. 

The first call for football candidates on last 
Thursday afternoon met with quite a generous 
response, and a husky bunch of eighteen men 
gathered around Coach Hershberger when he 
began the active work in preparation for the 
strenuous times to follow. One very noticeable 
fact is that there is little green material on hand. 
Every man seems to have had considerable experi- 
ence and very little time will be required in 
teaching men rudiments of the game. 

The candidates were divided into two squads, 
and signal practice was started. One squad was 
made up of old men, and as they were quite 
familiar with each other's style of play, the work- 
out moved along smoothly, and the men showed 
a form which would be very gratifying some 
weeks later, but is doubly so this early in the 
season. The squad was given the signals, and 
spent most of the time in going through the very 
simple plays. 

The material out for the first two practices of 
the year is alright, but a greater quantity is need- 
ed. It is very essential that at least two teams 
be out every evening. Any play in order to be 
effective against opponents, can only be worked 
out and perfected in regular scrimmages when 
the team practicing the play has eleven oppos- 
ing men. The trouble in previous years has been 
that the team had nothing in the way of opposi- 
tion — except a slight breeze; so that the weak 
points of a play did not crop out until it was 
tried in a regular game — a dangerous time for 

There are over twenty-five men in college 
who play football. If you yourself stand no chance 
of making the team, be altruistic and come out 
to help the better man to make the position strong. 
There is no truer test of a man's loyalty than the 
determination and steadfastness with which he 
lines up in practice against the team that is to 
uphold the honor of Lake Forest. If you want to be 
popular you will find this a quick and ready 

Football Notes. 

It is to be regretted that Manager Ellis finds 
it impossible to return to college until the second 
semester. Through his endeavors, however, the 
schedule is almost complete, and his successor 
will find but little difficulty in taking up the 
managerial duties. 

Jamieson, the West Side boy, is making good 
his reputation as a fine half-back. 

Until accommodations for dressing and bath- 
ing are provided on Farwell field the old grounds 
will be used for practice purposes. 

Captain Black reported in fine condition and at 
once jumped into the game with his old-time 
snap and vim. 

The following football scores of last Saturday's 
games are given in order that the college may get 
an idea of what some of the teams that Lake For- 
est will play later in the season, are doing. 
It is likely that games will be played with 
Lawrence, Northwestern University, Northwestern 
College, DePauw University and Beloit. The 
scores are as follows: 

Chicago, 23; Lawrence, 0. 

Northwestern, 22; Naperville, G. 

Illinois, 43; Lombard, 0. 

Purdue, 34; Englewood. 0. 

Wabash, 5; Indiana, 0. 

Culver, 39; West Division. 0. 

Beloit, 10; Beloit High School, 5. 

We call your attention again to the special as- 
sessment for athletics which was mentioned last 
week, and of which notice has been posted on 
the bulletin boards. This fee of $1.50 is entirely 
voluntary. But since it is the only method by which 
the athletic association will attempt to secure 
funds, every student should have enough personal 
interest in the teams which represent Lake 
Forest to pay this assessment at once. Let us all 
be loyal. 


Professor Burnap was unable- to meet his class- 
es yesterday on account of illness. 

The sophomore class held a secret meeting in 
Lois Hall last night at 7 o'cock. The following 
officers were elected: 

President, P. Herbert Stevens. 

Vice President, Fred F. McCrea. 

Secretary and Treasurer, Miss Nettie Betten. 

The first Y. M. C. A. meeting of the year was 
held Tuesday evening. The men, new and old, 
listened with profit and pleasure to Dr. McClure. 
who spoke on the necessity of having a Christian 
ideal in character and holding steadily to it. Most 
of the new men present pledged themselves to 

An operation on Gustave Becker was performed 
yesterday morning by Drs. Senn and Haven. 
They found the bone lacerated, as was expected, 
and removed one of the vertebra from the spinal 
column. The patient is not suffering pain, but 
is very restless and needs constant attention. 
His condition has not been improved by the oper- 
ation and there is little hope for recovery. 



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Directory of Student Organizations. 

Athletic Association— President, Prof. R. H. McKee; Secre- 
tary, E. S. Scott. 

Football— Manager, Guy G. Ellis; Captain, Fermar T. Black. 

Baseball— Manager, Arthur W. Campbell; Captain, T. Edgar 

Tennis Association— President, Lowell H. Beach; Secretary. 
Henry Ralston. 

Y. M. C. A.— President, George Cromley; Secretary, L C. 

Y. W. C. A.— President, Vida Graham; Secretary, Belle J. 

Notk— This directory cannot be completed until new officers 
are elected for the other organizations. 


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Illinois .' "The Eternal City," by Hall Caine 

Garrick "Algy" 

Don't forget your athletic subscription. 

We are indebted to the Chicago Evening Post 
for the cut of Senator Farwell, which appears on 
the first page of this issue. 

In the "Educational Review" for September is 
an excellent article by four eminent educators, on 
the subject of shortening the college course. Read 

Some times in the past, it is said, the editors 
and business managers of the Stentor have been 
chosen chiefly for political reasons. While as a 
rule, when students are the voters, the best man 
is elected to the place, it cannot be denied that 
politics enters into every election. Not rarely it 
is the most popular man, or a "compromise" can- 
didate, who secures a position for which some 
one else is better fitted. In other colleges mem- 
bership to the board of editors is appointive, 
based upon the work done for the paper while as 
yet only a candidate with no official position. 
Some think that Lake Forest should adopt this 
method. There is no better time than now, when 
neither of the elective editors will return and 
when no one else has yet been mentioned for the 
offices next year, to talk over the matter and come 
to some decision. At one of the first students' 
mass meetings the question will be brought up; 
be ready with your opinion and your vote. 

In order to facilitate the choice of the editors 
for next year, be they elected or appointed, the 
present staff has decided to keep an account with 
every contributor to the pages of this paper, re- 
cording the number of lines of copy received, 
the literary value of each article, as well as the 
impression it makes upon the student body in- 
so far as it can be ascertained. As was stated in 
the first issue, friendly criticisms are desired from 
everyone. The Stentor is not a paper by a few, 
for a few, without a thought of the many. Only 
the direct interest of every student can make it 
a success, a credit to the college and the prepar- 
atory schools which it represents. 

Have you ever stopped to think that the days 
of Lake Forest University are passed and that now 
we are students of Lake Forest College? It is 
true and it is best, you will admit. Then why 
hasn't it occurred to you that, when you were 
making the halls ring with a good Lake Forest 
yell, it was "L. F. U." that you cried? That yell 
is a part of those days that have passed. It has 
cheered many a team to victory and still it is 
inspiring, but a distinctive college cry is needed. 
Will not some one change the "U" to "C" in a new 
and better cry? , 

Owing to the need of all the rooms in the Com- 
mons for' the use of the increasing number of 
men, Professor Schmidt has had to give up the 
front part of the building. He will live at the 
north of town in Lawrence's subdivision. Pro- 
fessor Needham has also changed his residence 
to the northern part of town. 




The funnel has come and gone. 

The book store has a telephone for use of the 
students at five cents a call. , 

Arthur Bladder has returned to Philadelphia 
after a visit to his parents. 

John Perry, grandson of John V. Farwell, is 
now working in Albany, N. Y. 

The Phi Pi Epsilon fraternity gave a smoker 
in its rooms on Saturday evening. 

Mr. Waddell has just returned from a brief 
pleasure trip to the Atlantic coast. 

"Grads" too numerous to mention have been 
helping the new students to become acquainted. 

Have you been out to watch football practice? 
It will do you good, all of you, men and women. 

Fred Hayner, George Rice, "Dick" Curtis and 
Charles Moore assisted in the initiatory ceremo- 

"Beauty is truth and truth beauty; that is all 

We know on earth and all we need to know." 

— Keats. 

Professor Bridgman is staying in College Hall 
for a few days until his house is vacated by the 
summer tenants. 

Rath, '09, is a brother of C. E. Rath, '00, who 
will accompany the Rev. George W. Wright to 
the Philippine Islands. 

Professor McKee has been obliged to turn away 
six applicants irom his course I. in chemistry, not 
having room tor them. 

Thursday evening President and Mrs. Harlan 
took dinner at Lois Durand Hall after which they 
met the girls informally. 

Miss Laura Kiernan, ex-'04, spent Saturday 
and Sunday at Lois Hall. She is taking a course 
in Domestic Science at Lewis Institute. 

Some irreverent freshmen, after the ceremo- 
nies of Friday evening, wandered off with the 
college bench. Their next walk with it occurred 
Tuesday night. 

E. O. Lansing, ex-'03, who graduated from 
Princeton in the spring, was on the campus two 
days of last week. He is to attend McCormick 
Seminary this coming year. 

Mrs. Miriam McNitt Gruenstein, is ill at her 
father's home in Logansport, Ind. The doctors 
pronounce the malady a mild form of typhoid 
fever. Mr. Gruenstein went yesterday to her bed- 

The many friends of Miss Bess Williams, ex-'06, 
were grieved to learn of the recent death of one 

of her brothers, followed in only a few weeks by 
that of her grandmother. The sympathy of the 
college goes out to her in her bereavement. 

The Misses Laura Williamson and Edna 
Schmidt have begun musical courses at the Bush 
Temple of Music, Chicago. Miss Williamson will 
study piano under the direction of Miss Willard, 
and Miss Schmidt pipe organ under Mr. Harrison 

A very helpful and enthusiastic meeting of the 
Y. W. C. A. was held on Thursday evening, Miss 
Vida Graham, the president, acting as leader. 

Miss Edith Rogers enjoyed a call on Sunday, 
from her brother, Mr. Ralph Rogers of Kenosha, 
Wis., and Miss Brown from her father, Mr. J. M. 
Brown, of South Bend, Ind. 

Miss Jeanette Gait, under the auspices of Miss 
Powell, is taking charge of the public library 
for a few weeks during the enforced absence of 
Miss Marie Skinner, who is seriously ill of rheu- 
matic fever at a hospital in Chicago. At last re- 
port Miss Skinner was a trifle wetter, but it will 
likely be many weeks and possibly months, be- 
fore she will be able to return to Lake Forest. 

The Y. M. C. A. reception a week ago was at- 
tended by nearly every man in college. Dr. Har- 
lan talked to the fellows for a little while, Ste- 
vens played two numbers, and then every one be- 
gan to get acquainted. Dr. McClure and several 
of the professors added to the numbers and spirit 
of the gathering. Refreshments of cake, lemon- 
ade and apples were handed out by the commit- 
tee. It was one of. the best, jolliest first nights 
that we have ever had. 


The winner of a prize of one guinea offered by the 
London Academy to the person who should select the 
three most pregnant and felicitous sentences from any 
authors, chose the following three quotations: 

The first was from Ruskin: "Fancy plays like .a 
squirrel in its circular prison and is happy; but imagi- 
nation is a pilgrim on the earth — and her home is in 
heaven. ' ' 

The second sentence was taken from the works 
of Mazzini: "Discouragement is but disenchanted 

The third was the following from Robert Louis 
Stevenson: "The true wisdom is to be always season- 
able, and to change with a good grace in changing 
circumstances. To love playthings well as a child, to 
lead an adventurous and honorable youth and to set- 
tle when the time arrives into a green and smiling age 
is to be a good artist in life and deserve well of your- 
self and your neighbor." — Chicago Daily News. 



President llarlnn Decides to Require. Attendance 
at Daily Exercises. 

At the noon chapel service last Friday Pres- 
ident Harlan made the following announcement: 

"Lake Forest is a Christian college and it glories 
in that title; we are not ashamed of the Gospel of 
Christ. We helieve that the fear of God is the be- 
ginning of wisdom ; that the chief end and crown- 
ing glory of all knowledge is to know Him as the 
only true God, and Jesus Christ whom He sent. 
We believe that the noblest pupilage is that of be- 
ing a disciple of Christ, and I trust that it will ever 
be true at Lake Forest as it has been during her 
past, that teachers and taught alike will ever hail 
Him as 'The Master of our schools.' 

"Being a Christian college, founded and carried 
on under the welcome auspices of the Church of 
Christ, Lake Forest as an institution sets up its 
altar to the unseen but not unknown God. Day by 
day at the noon hour do we gather in this house of 
prayer to magnify His name and to worship Him. 
We have our daily college prayers, because we are 
a Christian institution; and I cannot see how any 
thoughtful Christian man or woman, whether 
teacher or student, could ever voluntarily absent 
himself or herself from these exercises except for 
good cause, or fail to see the duty resting upon 
us as Christians and the privilege open to us as 
an academic community to acknowledge God in 
all our ways. 

"But while the prime motive for this brief 
noonday exercise is a religious one, it serves 
another important purpose belonging to the ad- 
ministrative and social sides of our corporate 
college life. For that reason I do not deem it 
expedient any longer to look upon this week-day 
chapel exercise simply from the religious stand- 
point, and to leave attendance upon it optional. 
as it has been for some years past. 

"The value of this daily assemblage — from the 
administrative and social standpoints — can hardly 
be over-estimated. It is the only occasion when 
the entire college can see itself, come to a proper 
self-consciousness and feel its solidarity. This 
daily rendezvous — like the regimental rollcall of 
a company of soldiers — is needed in order to 
quicken a healthful esprit de corps in our aca- 
demic community; and it is more than ever vi- 
tally important to Lake Forest in this present 
most hopeful stage in her history, when we are 
all feeling the electric thrill of a new growth and 
movement, with all its "promise and potency" of 
still greater things in the future. 

"For these reasons and in response to requests 
which have come to me from quite a number of 
the students themselves, and acting on the re- 

sponsibility and authority specially lodged in my 
hands by the faculty, I have decided after a care- 
ful consideration of the needs of the college, to 
require attendance at this week-day noon chapel 
as a general exercise. 

There will be a generous allowance of "cuts" 
to cover all reasons for absence, whether good, 
bad or indifferent, except prolonged illness. The 
exact number of these cuts has not yet been de- 
termined upon, but they will be announced in 
a few days, together with certain other details. 

"I am confident this new departure will have 
the loyal co-operation of every student who is 
alive to the needs of the college and is really de- 
sirous of developing a strong and wholesome col- 
lege spirit and of welding the institution together 
into one united whole." 

Till about the year 1894 attendance at the daily 
chapel exercises in this college was required. 
Thereafter, the requirement, though never for- 
mally repealed was left unenforced till it became 
almost forgotten by the students and virtually an- 
nulled by custom. 

For a long time past the President has carefully 
studied the question and the conditions, and. 
now at the beginning of this new era, deems it 
vital to the welfare of the college to use the power 
lodged in his hands and require chapel attend- 
ance. Not only are there important reasons for 
it when considered from a religious standpoint, 
but thoughtful persons will see how essential it 
is also in its administrative and social aspects. 
At chapel only does the student body come into 
direct contact with the administration to have its 
interest in the college deepened, its ideals for 
her raised, and its purpose to serve her strength- 
ened. And no where else does he so much feel 
that he is not an isolated individual, but instead 
a part in a system, dependent and depended upon 
to do and to be. 

This threefold argument is such as will appeal 
to every student who is anxious for the highest 
good of himself and the institution; and insomuch 
as neglect to attend has hitherto not been due 
so much to deliberation as to indifference, it is 
confidently expected that every man and woman 
will gladly take a few minutes each day from 
private work or personal pleasure to help main- 
tain the present hopeful spirit and promote the 
general good. 


It will be of great assistance to the editors to 
have all previous numbers of the Stentor on file 
in the office. The college library has a complete 
set, but it should remain there for the general 
use. Doubtless old subscribers have somewhere, 
hidden away, every copy of the Stentor since it 
was first published. If any one has a complete 
set, the numbers of one or two years, or even a 
part of a year, which he is willing to donate, the 
editors will be glad to know of it. Kindly inform 
us of the volume and numbers and we will send 
for them. 




Attendance Is Larger Than It Has Ever Been 

The total registration to date is given below. 
Seventy men and fifty-seven women are already 
at work; a few more are expected this week, so 
that the final number will undoubtedly be over 
a hundred and thirty. Of these, sixty-seven are 
new to Lake Forest, though a few of them have 
entered with advanced standing. 


Adams, Harold W., Danville. 
Andrews, Elliott R. Berwyn. 
Asada, Sochichi, Tokio, Japan. 
Barry, Frank T., Kansas City, Mo. 
Beach. Lowell H., Waukesha, Wis. 
Bethard, Fred D., Fairbury. 
Bell, Allen C„ Oak Park. 
Black, Fermar T., Knoxville. la. 
Bloom. Oscar T„ Caddo, Ind. Ter. 
Bomberger, Arthur L., Harlan, la. 
Burgeson, Charles A., Alta, la. 
Burghart, Lloyd M.. Danville. 
Burrows, John P., Jr., Clarinda, la. 
Bush, Edward M., Joliet. 
Campbell, Arthur M., Ottawa. 
Carter, William N.. Waukegan. 
Caswell, A. M. L.. Olney. 
Chapman, Chris O., Nelson, Neb. 
Charleson, v. c., Portland, Ore. 
Churchill, Fred C, Joliet. 
Clos, Jean, New York City. 
Cobb, Charles L.. Lake Forest. 
Crighton. Charles, Oak Park. 
Diver, Clarence W.. Waukegan. 
Dunn, Arthur E.. Logansport, Inu. 
Erskine, C. C. D., Binghampton, N. Y. 
Fales. Eiisha N., Lake Forest. 
Farr, Reginald H, Kenosha, Wis. 
Ferguson, Warren H, Logansport, Ind. 
Gamble, T. Edgar. Woodhull. 
Good, Albert H, Danville. 
Graff, Everett C, Clarinda, la. 
Hautau, Alwin W., Chicago. 
Hennings, Albert E., Dundee. 
Hood, Robert H., Chicago. 
Hoopes, Donald K, Kokomo, Ind. 
Howard, Delton W., Appleton, Wis. 
Hutchinson, George R., Capron. 
Jackman, A. Duane, Springwater, N. Y. 
Jamieson, . Roy A., Chicago. 
Kimbrough, James, Logansport, Ind. 
Kranhold. George, Appleton, Wis. 
Lewis, John B., Centreville, la. 
McConnell, Luther G.. Marshalltown, la. 
McCrea, Fred F., Indianapolis, Ind. 
Michael, George E., Logansport, Ind. 
Milner, Joseph H., Arlington. 
Munger, Lloyd A., Chicago. 
Niman, Ralph Cecil, Elkhart, Ind. 
Palmer. Ernest, Lake Villa. 
Peyton, William S., Louisville, Ky. 
Phillips, Guy D., Chicago. 
Rath, Howard G., Ackley, la. 
Richman, Frank N., Chicago. 
Ross, William B., Dubois, Pa. 
Scott, Edward S., Reedsburg', Wis. 

Slusher, Dale D., Pendleton, Ore. 

Shroyer, Howard R., Pontiac. 

Shumway, Claude H., Stevens Point. Wis. 

Smith, Lloyd C, Plainfield. 

Stark, Herbert C, Bluff ton, Ind. 

Stewart, J. Russell, Logansport, Ind. 

Sturdevant, Arthur M., Prattsburg, N Y. 

Thompson, Oliver S., Waukegan. 

Tool, S. Joseph, Ackley, la. 

Torbet, Mason W., Manistique, Mich. 

Trowbridge, Leonard B., Chicago. 

Wharton, Chester W.. Bringhurst, Ind. 

Wilson, Ross L., Gilman. 

Yeomans, N. Tracy, Danville. 


Allison, Lila E., Indianapolis, Ind. 

Anderson, Mary, Hudson, Wis. 

Ash, Emma, Logansport. Ind. 

Barclay. Minta Pearl, Macomb. 

Bartlett. Belle Joyce. South Bend, Ind. 

Bliss, Addie Jeanette, Worthington, Minn. 

Betten, Nettie, Orange City. la. 

Brown, Mabel Isabel, South Bend, Ind. 

Daum. Elizabeth Reeder, Ottumwa, la. 

Davis, Frances M.. Chicago Heights. 

Foster, Lucile, Lake Forest. 

French, Lucile, Lake Forest. 

Giffln. Beulah, Lockport. 

Gait, Jeanette Rachel, Marion, Va. 

Graham. Vida Agnes, Freeport. 

Graves, Alice A., Plainfield. 

Guthrie. Anna Josephine, Winterset, la. 

Kaplan. Elizabeth, Joliet. 

Killen, Jessie M., Chicago. 

Iddings, Clara Louise, Radisson, Wis. 

Jackson, Mary. Lake Forest. 

McCarroll, Helen, Ottumwa, la. 

McClenehan, Inez, Manhattan. 

Mclntire, Fay, Ottumwa, la. 

Mclntire, Maud, Ottumwa, la. 

McNitt. Helen Uhl, Logansport, Ind. 

Martin, Winifred, Harvey. 

Mygrants. Eva, Kokoma, Ind. 

Nesbit, Lois, Tekamah, Neb. 

O'Neill, Anna M., Chicago. 

Porter, Minna Ray, -Waukegan. 

Reynolds, Mary Eva, Joliet. 

Robertson, Marguerite, Oak Park. 

Robinson, Irene Finette, Deer Lodge, Mont. 

Rogers, Laura E., Dixon. 

Rogers, Edith Elizabeth, Ottumwa, la. 

Rupert, Agnes Alice, South Bend, Ind. 

Ryon, Anne Voorhees, Streator. 

Schmidt, Edna A., Chicago. 

Smith, Junia J., Macomb. 

Smith, Ruth, Macomb. 

Stewart, Mary, Lake Forest. 

Stoltz, Frances, Ottumwa, la. 

Stowell, Grace, Chicago. 

Sturdevant, Eertha M., Prattsburg. N. Y., 

Terhune, Mabel, Kokomo, Ind. 

Thornton, Mabel, Chicago. 

Voak, Avis L., Worthington, Minn. 

Wagner, Iona Keeler, Wyalusing, Pa. 

Walker, Alta, Macomb. 

Washburn, Miriam E., Racine, Wis. 

Watson, Ethel M., Minooka. 

Whitmore, Ora R., Ottawa. 

Williams, Bessie, Streator. 

Williamson, H. V. N., Greenwood, S. Dak. 

Williamson, Laura L., Greenwood, S. Dak. 




Through the generosity of Mr. L. H. Swift, the 
reading room in the Durand cottage has been re- 

The old-time academy students, Parshall, Has- 
sack and Higgins were about the campus Sat- 
urday and Sunday. 

Oughton was on time to breakfast one day last 

As if losing the first game were not enough, 
Kelly has returned to school. 

We play Culver Military academy at Culver 
next Saturday. This will be a hard game. 

The class in public speaking met for the first 
time with Mr. Whyte last Friday night. 

The Knockers' club has reorganized and is 
ready for work. Several meetings have already 
been held. They were well attended. 

W. B. Raymond has been elected captain of the 
baseball team for the coming spring. 

Theodore Stark sprained his ankle in Satur- 
day's game. He seems to have hard luck. 

Last Saturday afternoon the school football 
team lost the first game of the season to the Wau- 
kegan town team. The game was stubbornly con- 
tested, though at no time did the boys have any 
great chance for scoring. King, the Waukegan 
half back, was their main reliance, though at 
nearly every position they outweighed the school 
boys. Individual work by Oughton, Raymond and 
Vincent, and indeed by most of the team, gave 
promise of success when they get to work- 
ing together better. Every man needs coaching. 
The lineup: 

Waukegan. School. 

L. E Alden J. Schnur. 

L. T Hutchinson Whyte. 

L. G Dady Brown. 

C Lftnson Dahl-Hansen. 

R. Q Warden Lamm-Nowell-Dahl. 

B. T :. Bahcock Hale-Stark-Nowell. 

K. B Williams- White Daniels. 

Q. B Diesling R. Vincent-B. Schnur. 

R. H. B. . . . Pommet (C. ) Kedzie-Oughton. 

L. H. B King Cotton-Raymond. 

F. B Wilkins Sutton-C. Vincent-Cotton. 

Score — 6-0. Touchdown — Wilkins. Goal from touchdown — 
Pommet. Referee — Ross. Umpire — Black. Linesmen— 
Parshall, Burrows. Time of halves— 20 and 25 minutes. 


Certain newspaper writers have been laying bare 
their delicate sensibilities to the gaze of the public. 
They have told the public just how their tender hearts 
"ached" as they looked at the pallid, weazened girls 
in the sweatshops on the west side. They have pre- 
sented the public with a sweatshop picture done in un- 
relieved charcoal black. They have thereby missed 
the truest touch of pathos in the whole situation. 

Let no man talk of the pathos of human life till he 
has heard laughter in a sweatshop. It is sweatshop 
laughter, not sweatshop tyranny, that makes the heart 
ache most. 

The newspaper writer who says nothing about 
laughter in sweatshops leaves his picture incomplete. 
It is not true that sweatshop girls are continually bent 
double over their work with tense, haunted expres- 
sions on their faces and with bitter, welling tears in 
their eyes. If they were, the sweatshop might dissap- 
pear much sooner. 

Day before yesterday a Tribune representative 
visited the sweatshops along Nineteenth street. In 
almost every shop he found girls who could giggle al- 
most as irrelevantly and light heartedly as the girls 
of happier lot. The lunch hour he spent in a particu- 
larly unattractive shop in a rear tenement. There, over 
coarse sandwiches, he heard laughter that sounded as 
free and as genuine as any that he has ever heard over 
imported liqueurs. If he forgets everything else about 
sweatshops he will remember the laughter. 

What does such laughter under such circumstances 
mean? It means that life contains an analogy to the 
skull that grins. It means. that certain of our fellow 
creatures, leading maimed, inadequate lives, adapt 
themselves, like animals, to environment. Let that 
environment continue long enough and they will be 
subdued by it. Sweatshop girls, laughing in the midst 
of squalor, tell a tale not only of the irrepressible 
buoyancy of the human spirit but of the facile, and 
sometimes fatal, way in which the human spirit adapts 
itself to circumstances, tolerates their continuance, ac- 
cepts them as natural, and finally grins through them, 
seeing nothing beyond. 

Let no one take this for an intimation that there 
is no conscious misery in sweatshops. There is a deal 
of it, an infinite deal of it. All that is meant is that the 
public ought not to be misled into thinking that sweat- 
shop girls are completely dehumanized creatures who 
never lift their eyes from the tear stained fabrics they 
are preparing for a tyrannical world. Exactly the most 
exquisitely pathetic feature of the situation is that the 
girls are not dehumanized. They still laugh. It is 
their laughter that drives the piercing irony of things 
into the heart of the observer.— Chicago Tribune. 

< oii.i «.i; INN. 

We print the following from the Record-Herald 
of Saturday, September 26: 

"College Inn," in the basement of the Sherman 
House, is to be opened at 6 o'clock to-night. 

The old, familiar, brandy-punchy feeling 
as their eyes rest on the flags and seals of their 
colleges. The insignia of sixty of the most promi- 
nent colleges of the country surround the walls 
just above the five-foot weathered oak wainscot- 
ing. Northwestern and Leland Stanford, Texas 
and Princeton, Pennsylvania and Missouri, Brown 
and Lake Forest are there, with colors from every 
point in the country. 

Nor are the women forgotten. Wellesley, Vas- 
sar, Smith and Bryn Mawr are represented, it 
being intended to have "College Inn" quite as 
much for graduates from such as for "mere man." 
Wednesday night it is planned to give a reception 
to the Press Club. College songs will be sung 
regularly Saturday and Sunday evenings by a 
professional quartet. 


Miss Clara Burroughs spent a few days with 
Miss MacClintock. 

The Misses Nellie and Jennie Brandt from 
Bushnell, 111., arrived Saturday to begin work in 
Ferry Hall. 

Can anyone give us any information concerning 
the Juniors? We have not discovered them yet 
and we are much interested in their welfare. Can 
it be that they don't exist? 

Doctor McClure has given us pleasure by lead- 
ing one of our first chapel services. The old girls 
were all delighted to have him here and the new- 
comers had their first treat in hearing him speak. 

Last Saturday evening was the first reception 
night of the year. The boys from the School and 
the College turned out in full force, regardless of 
the rainy weather, and the parlors were filled with 
gallant young men and shy young ladies. 

Hazel Case, Gertrude Eichten and Jessie Gil- 
lette are pledged to Sigma Kappa. The Sigma Phi 
colors are on Augusta Greene, Dale Wallace and 
Irma Taylor. The Delta Phi Deltas have pledged 
Elsie Johnson and Gertrude Funk. Helen Reeves, 
Camilla Stephens, Halleene Jackson, Leila David 
and Edith Willis are wearing the Delta Sigma rib- 

On Thursday, the 18th of September, the class 
of 1904 reorganized with the election of the fol- 
lowing officers: 

President, Leila David. 

Vice-president and Secretary, Florence 

Treasurer, Grace Guffin. 

The other members of the class are: 
Schricker, Alice Hall, Bessie Paddock, 
Braudy, Margaret Hodge and Lenora Stephens, 
making nine in all. The motto of this class might 
well be "Quality and not Quantity," for it has start- 
ed out with colors flying and is going to make up 
in character what it lacks in numbers. The Seniors 
began the first Saturday evening by inviting the 
school to a "Baby party" in the amusement hall, 
which was largely attended and which succeeded 
in making the new girls better acquainted. 


among whom are the Greeks, Servians and Turks. 
Five hundred years ago all the beautiful arts were 
being brought from Macedonia, but now that once 
peaceful country has seemingly for its only art 
the art of war and pillaging. It is the Turks who 
have stirred these people to revolt, and it is the 
Turks who, by maltreatment, are still probing 
them on to more wickedness. 

Brigandage in the Balkans is considered a 
trade and many men resort to it as their last 
means of possible revenge against the Turk and 
his government. 

The Turkish government is demeaning itself in 
not giving its subjects a fairer chance. These 
Turks will even invade the homes of educated 
Macedonians. Mme. Tsilka's brother is in jail now, 
because he was educated in America, and the 
Turks are afraid of his American ideas. 

In the late fall of 1901 Mme. Tsilka and Miss 
Ellen Stone were captured by the Brigands, and 
it was not until summer that they were released 
after many hardships. The ransom demanded by 
the Brigands reached the sum of fifty thousand 
dollars, but ihis was raised, after almost a year, 
through the strenuous efforts of Consul Dickinson. 

After Mme. Tsilka had shown to us the baby's 
first wardrobe, Eleutcha herself came wandering 
on the stage, and she found herself almost as pop- 
ular as her mother. We hope to hear Mme. Tsilka 
again as this lecture was such a success. 



The Second Lecture. 

Last Friday night Mme. Katerina Tsilka gave 
a lecture on her captivity in the Balkans. She was 
accompanied by her little daughter, Eleutcha 
who was born among the Brigands. 

Mme. Tsilka said that the population of Mace- 
donia today, was about three millions, and that 
over two thirds of that number were comprised 

Alumnae Notes. 

Note — During the coming year Miss Sizer will at- 
tempt to work up an alumnae column for Ferry Hall. 
Graduates who read she pages of this paper will con- 
fer a favor by sending all news of any kind concerning 
the alumnae to Miss Sizer. 

Several weddings among the Ferry Hall Alum- 
nae have occurred this summer. 

Miss Hopkins, the president of the Alumnae 
association, was married on the ninth of Septem- 
ber to Mr. Peffers in Aurora. Mr. and Mrs. Peff- 
ers will reside in Evanston. 

Miss Elsie Dewar of Edgewater was married 
to Mr. Raymond C. Cook of Evanston. 

Miss Edith Mercer was married to Mr. F. P. 
Rosbrook of Chicago. 

Miss Grace Witwer of Cedar Rapids was mar- 
ried on Sept. 22 to Mr. Armor Sargent of her 
home town. Some of her bridesmaids were old 
Ferry Hall girls. , 

Miss Hedges, also of Cedar Rapids, will be 
married to Mr. Peddee of Emmetsburg, la. 

Miss Helen May, who attended Vassar last year, 
won a $150 scholarship for work done in a lan- 

of people from different nations, most prominent guage. 




Note. — In order that the report from the class 
of 1880 may appear in complete form, the bio- 
graphical sketches are left until the next issue 
in which we will have more space. 


"The Interior" for Sept. 10 contains an interest- 
ing letter from Rev. F. O. Forbes, D.D., of Seattle, 
in which he shows pretty conclusively that the 
story of the pilgrimage of four Nez Perces In- 
dians to St. Louis in quest for "the white man's 
book to heaven" is not a myth. This visit, inspired 
by the famous expedition of Lewis and Clark 
twenty-five years earlier, led to the career of the 
immortal Whitman. 


Rev. Gerald D. Heuver of Wenona, 111., has re- 
cently brought out a book at the press of the Re- 
vell Company entitled "The Teachings of Jesus 
Concerning Wealth." This book is part of a the- 
sis submitted to the University of Chicago for the 
degree of Doctor of Philosophy. Mr. Heuver's 
thorough scholarship from his college days up ap- 
pears to advantage in this book. 

"The Interior" for Sept. 24 has a two page il- 
lustrated article on President Calvin H. French, 
D.D., and his college at Huron, S. D. 

Rev. Edgar M. Wilson of Sangli, India, is at 
present in Omaha visiting his father's family, on ' 
his first furlough home. 


A letter dated Feb. 10 was received in Lake 
Forest just after Commencement from Dr. H. 
R. Marsh of Point Barrow, Alaska. The letter 
is interesting as having come across Alaska in 
midwinter in the first mail ever sent in that way, 
being carried by reindeer. Dr. Marsh writes that 
they will be compelled to come home next sum- 
mer as the climate is so injurious to their chil- 
dren's health. 


The Hamilton County Register of Aurora, Neb., 
of recent date, contained an account of the re- 
ception tendered to Mr. and Mrs. Elmer S. Chaffee 
by the Presbyterian people of that town as a 
welcome to their new pastor. 

Rev. Herbert E. House was recently in Lake 
Forest carrying on his canvass for funds for the 
college in South China with which he is identi- 


We attempted to announce the marriage of J. 
H. S. Lee in our last number, but the types got 
no further than John Henry Sheldon. 

Miss Mabelle Gilson who has been so successful 
as a teacher in the high school at Harvey, 111., 
has offered herself to the Presbyterian board for 
service as a missionary. 

A letter from Arthur D. Coulter dated July 10 
from Kolinschin Bay, East Siberia, arrived in 
Lake Forest in little more than a month. This 
bay is near the East Cape on the Icy Ocean and 
Mr. Coulter has been there in the interests of the 
Guggenheim Exploration Co. of New York. He 
expects to return this month and to spend the 
coming winter either in Peru and Bolivia or in 


Rev. Alexander McFerran has removed from 
Sheldon, 111., to the pastorate of the Presbyterian 
church at Lebanon, Ind. 

Principal Richard O. Stoops of the high school 
at Elmhurst, 111., has taken the principalship of 
the academy connected with Illinois College at 
Jacksonville, as successor to William M. Lewis, 
our new instructor in elocution. 

Lake Forest lost one of her ablest sons by the 
sudden death in the vacation of Prof. Hamilton 
G. Timberlake at his home at the University of 


Herbert R. Anderson will teach during the com- 
ing year at the Hudson River Military Academy. 
He has already taught two years in the East after 
a European tour. 


A recent number of "The Interior" announced 
the death of Rev. Enoch I. Davies of Tecumseh, 
Neb. Mr. Davies was the father of Stephen E. 
Davies and was well known in Faculty circles . 
His son has been very successful as a teacher and 
has recently gone from Auburn, Neb., to Table 
Rock, in the same state. 

Chicago A I mini i Meeting. 

The regular monthly meeting of the Chicago 
Lake Forest club will be held at 228 Clark street, 
second floor, on Monday evening, Oct. 5. This is 
the first gathering of the alumni following the 
summer vacation. 

It is given in honor of Rev. George W. Wright, 
who soon leaves for the Philippine Islands. Mem- 
bers of the faculty will be present and will de- 
liver fitting addresses. 


At the Onwentsia club links last Saturday the 
University Club, IIS Dearborn St., Chicago, com- 
posed of graduates of eastern and western uni- 
versities, held a prize meet. There were over 
100 members of the club at the Onwentsia for din- 
ner. Wjliam F. Pillsbury, ex-Harvard, won every 
event thus becoming the champion for the year. 

The S ten tor. 

Vol. XVIII. Lake Forest, III., October 8, 1903. No. 3 

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"I wish I were home," sighed the Freshman girl 

With a far away look in her eye, v , 

"If this state of things continues long 
I know I shall surely die. 

"My head is aching fit to burst, 
I have a most horrible cold, 
And what I have suffered these last few days 
No mortal could ever have told. 

"I have burned my fingers in chemistry lab, 
And oh! they're just awfully sore — 
A beaker that should have held Ha O 
Held H 2 S 0«. 

"To answer the questions Prof Buruap asks 
I simply cannot begin, 
And if / venture a question to ask 
i He says I am 'butting in.' 


I "I wanted a letter today, besides, 

And it never came at all, 
I s'pose they think they needn't write 
To a girl in Lois hall. 

"But I don't care, I won't give up, 
I'm quite too proud, I vow! 
O Polly, a letter? You dear old thing! 
I'm not a bit miserable now." 

Alice A. Graves. 

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The Boy Who Was Injured at Football Passed 
Away Yesterday Morning. 

Gustave Julius Becker, who died early Wednes- 
day morning of injuries received in football prac- 
tice almost three weeks ago, was born on the 
28th of June, 1885, at Pelen, New Mexico. He 
received his early education in the public 
schools of that city, remaining there until he be- 
gan his college preparatory work in Phillips 
Academy of Andover, Mass., a year ago this fall. 
He entered the Lake Forest School for Boys at 
the opening of this year, but had only been on 
the ground three days when the fatal accident oc- 

Although never a member of any regular elev- 
en, he was always a football enthusiast, and this 
year had hopes of making the team. On Septem- 
ber 18th he went out for practice and in falling 
upon a fumbled ball turned in such a way as to 
crush a bone of the spine. He was taken to Alice 
Home where he was attended by Drs. Haven and 
Senn. At first hopes were expressed for his re- 
covery, but the paralysis of the entire body be- 
low the neck was so complete that it was soon ap- 
parent that his survival was practically out of 
the question. On September 30th the doctors 
performed an operation, which, while successful 
in itself, did not bring relief to the patient. Since 
that time he was constantly under the influence 
of morphine until his death yesterday morning. 

His grief-stricken parents have been at his 
bedside from the first. They will accompany the 
body to the home in Pelen where the funeral ser- 
vices will be held. Two sisters, Annita and Lu- 
cie, enrolled at Ferry Hall, and three brothers are 
left to mourn his death. During the very few 
days that Gustave was in the School, he had al- 
ready impressed the masters and boys alike with 
the unassuming manliness of his character. He 
possessed the sturdy qualities that draw friends 
and keep them. The following words from Prin. 
Alfred E. Stearns of Phillips Academy show the 
high regard in which he was held at that school: 

"It gives me great pleasure to testify to the ex- 
cellent character of Mr. Gustave Becker, who, I 
understand, is planning to enter your school this 
fall. Mr. Becker was a student of Phillips Acade- 
my during the past year and his faithfulness 
and manly attitude at all times was the admira- 
tion of all. I most heartily commend him to 
your care and sincerely trust that he may be 
able to find with you just the surroundings and 
conditions he needs to insure successful work." 
That such an one should be cut down in the 
very flower of his youth must bring forth sym- 
pathy from all and bring deep sorrow to those 
who were fortunate enough to be his friends. 


Dr. McClure has kindly given to the Stentor for 
publication a portion of his address at the funeral 
of ex-Senator C. B. Farwell, illustrative of the deep 
and tender love which this great man gave to Lake 

"But no people can speak of him as we of Lake 
Forest do. He was our greatest benefactor. He 
has done much for every interest of this place. He 
came to Lake Forest as early as 1860 to pass his 
summers, and in 1869 he built his permanent 
home, Fairlawn. During these years he has given 
time, counsel, influence, labor and money to the 
development of Lake Forest. He has done more, he 
has given largely of his very self to the welfare of 
this place. Whatver has tended to enlarge the at- 
tractions of Lake Forest has had his help. His 
hand and heart and purse have been open to the 
good of the community. 

"He has been the foster father of the University, 
in all its interests and in all its departments. He 
has bestowed on it more time, in thought and in 
deed, than any other man. He has served it in 
every capacity. He has given nights and days to the 
study of its needs, he has tramped over every foot 
of its grounds and through every room of its build- 
ings, he has been chairman of its committees and 
president of its board of trustees. He has re- 
peatedly carried almost the entire weight of its 
financial help; he has attended its student gather- 
ings, signed its diplomas, and put himself in self- 
sacrificing touch with its every minutest detail. 

"Again and again, in the earlier and even in 
some of the later years of the University, it has 
been his support that has borne the institution 
through its crises and has secured its continued 
life. It was he who for a long time stood back of 
its treasury and, when the year's account was 
closed, himself saw that the account carried no 
deficit. Reluctant as he was to ask another to 
make gifts, he was never reluctant to make those 
gifts himself. 

"One incident is suggestive of all his deeds of 
helpfulness to the University. It was in 18S9 that 
an offer of a very generous gift was made, pro- 
vided the University secured $400,000 in other sub- 
subscriptions. Mr. Farwell immediately volun- 
teered to give a large proportion of this required 
sum and thus started the subscriptions. The ef- 
fort to get the money was vigorously, laboriously 
pursued. But when the last day of the time limit 
was reached, $60,000 was still wanting. A little 
band of workers and solicitors met. What should 
be done. For a time there was no response. There 
was absolute silence. Then Mr. Farwell spoke: 'I 
have already given the largest subscription, but if 
in any way this remaining amount can be secured 
I will be responsible for one quarter of it. Let me 
have the subscription book for my name. 



"It was that voice and that offer that saved the 
day. Within an hour his additional subscription 
had served its leverage and the whole amount 
needed was pledged! 

"The life, the development, and the usefulness 
of the College and Schools here owe very much 
to him whom they may well call their great friend 
and benefactor. The students who have benefited 
by this place and by these institutions are today 
the monuments of his generosity, wherever they 
are throughout the wide earth. In Persia, China. 
India; in Japan; in Egypt; at Point Barrow of 
Alaska, and in Africa; in America's hamlets and 
towns and cities there are men and women who 
bless the name of Mr. Farwell for what his benefi- 
cence has done in enabling them to prepare for 
useful, helpful living." 


When the works of a Bible character are be- 
ing studied, usually one of two standpoints of 
criticism is taken: Either God did everything, 
the man being simply a tool in his hands, or the 
man never existed, and his life and deeds are all 
a myth. The latter view leaves out of considera- 
tion the wonderful mind which the man who con- 
cocted the story must have had. Whether Moses 
wrote the first five books of the Bible is an open 
question. If he did, we must add the title "au- 
thor" to his already long list of attainments. If 
he never lived, then we must admit that Moses is 
the greatest character in fiction. 

Of his boyhood little is said, but much must be 
inferred. The Israelites had become bondserv- 
ants of Rameses, and labored under the oppres- 
sion of toil and the lash, yet multiplying so rap- 
idly that the decree went forth from Pharoah that 
every male child of the Hebrews should be 
killed at birth. Notwithstanding, Moses was born, 
adopted by the king's daughter, lived in the royal 
palace, associated with rulers, was himself a 
prince, and, as such, received the highest educa- 
tion that could be obtained. And the Egyptians 
then were at the height of their civilization. 

Forty years he studied. Every art, every science, 
the languages, philosophy, religion — everything 
that could broaden and quicken his mind was his 
to learn. He led well-disciplined armies, was a 
member of the king's council, was a courtier pres- 
ent at the royal banquets. Perhaps he was heir 
to the throne. 

Suddenly, within an hour, he was compelled to 
flee for his life into a bare and rocky wilderness, 
far from comfort, away from books, with nothing 
near but the stern reality of Nature. Through 
winter and summer, another forty years, he led 
the flock of Jethro, sleeping under the silent stars, 

meditating on his former studies, turning over 
questions which they had raised in his retentive 
mind. A clear life and abstemious habits had pre- 
served his powers, so that now he was at the 
height of his manhood, fit for the fiercest battles 
and the most severe hardship. Yet when he was 
called to his mission, he was distrustful of his un- 
tried powers. 

The first task was herculean and required all 
the diplomacy and statesmanship that he had 
learned at the Egyptian court. Two million slaves, 
a raw horde of ignorant, sensual people was 
marshalled and guided from under Pharoah's task- 
masters. It is true, the miraculous assisted him, 
but he choose a time when the Egyptians were 
busy repelling the Libyan invaders, and this strat- 
agem was aided by the secret departure, silent, in 
the night. 

How he led them another forty years it would 
take too long to tell. Ever patient with their com- 
plainings, just and firm in his judgements, wise 
in dividing the labor, he gradually converted the 
mob of weaklings into a disciplined army of brave 
and hardy men, fit to battle with the strongest 
nations. Nor was this his most wonderful work. 

As a law-giver, a master of jurisprudence, he 
shines the most brilliant in all history. No other 
man has formulated a code of civil laws equal to 
"Leviticus;" his sanitary rules are recognized by 
modern science as almost perfect; only Christ 
could improve upon his system of ethics; and the 
ten Commandments have been, and will be, the 
basis of all civilization and progress. 

The man is eclipsed by his wonderful works. 
He is always a servant, unassuming, humble; yet 
for one act of disobedience he is cut off from the 
happiness to which he has been leading his 
people, and, on the eve of success, is called away 
with only a momentary glimpse of the beautiful 
promised land. Before he dies, he calls the 
people together and shows himself in a new and 
splendid role. Standing in a valley surrounded by 
hills white with the garments of the close-packed 
Israelites, he begins to talk to them. He recounts 
the history of their wanderings, the story of God's 
kindness to them; then, waxing eloquent, he 
exhorts them to obey the laws that have been 
given, to follow after their God, Jehovah, and 
ever to worship him. Then in prophetic vein he 
tells them that they will disobey and suffer, be 
scattered into captivity, but shall return, shall 
gather, one people, the chosen of God, in whom 
shall all the nations of the earth be blessed. 
Louder and more eloquent become his words till 
at last his lips send forth one grand inspiring song 
of prophecy and praise. 

Statesman, general, jurist, orator, and poet — 
all these was Moses. And yet some doubters say 
he never lived, that his name and deeds are vain 
imaginations, and some, too literal, that he was 
a puppet in the hands of God. Let us call him 
a man, a hero almost without equal, justly to be 
honored for his wonderful character, his ahieve- 
ments, and his gifts to men. 

The stenTor 

jit Mtetnfg &orfeti?£ 

in New York tenement districts. The most humor- 
ous number of the program and the one which 
showed ready ability of no mean order was an 
impromptu debate on: "Resolved, That Lois Hall 
is more desireable to college men than Ferry Hall 
for pilgrimages." Mr. Bell, affirmative, and Mr. 
Stevens, negative, defended their respective sides 
with animation and vigor, and Mr. Bell won by a 
majority of one vote. 


The Aletheian Literary Society gave its annual 

reception on Saturday evening at Lois Durand 

Hall. Miss Bartlett, Mrs. Butler, Miss Griggs, 

Pres. and Mrs. Harlan and Prof, and Mrs. Needham 

received the guests in the library which had been 

decorated for the occasion with autumn leaves 

and vines. After all had an opportunity to become 

acquainted, refreshments were served in the din- _,,. . „. . _ ~ ~. ~ '. ,. _ L. 

Illinois State Oratorical Association Refuses to 

ing room where the senior girls presided. The Admit Our College. 

remainder of the evening was spent in dancing. Tne I1Iinois state Oratorical Association met in 

convention at Monmouth, Illinois, last Friday after- 

Either on account of the new noon The dele g ates from all the representative 

gas lights with which the hall has co iieges were present: Knox, Blackburn, Illinois, 

been equipped or for some other Monmout h, Wesleyan and Eureka. 

unknown reason, every one Previous to 1894 Lake Forest was a prominent 

seemed to take hold of things memb er of this association. Owing to local loss 

with special interest at the meeting of Athenaean of mte rest in oratory and debate, it was found 

Monday night. expedient at that time to withdraw from this inter- 

The program was as follows: collegiate union. 

Devotional Mr. Churchill witll the reviva i f the literary spirit in- college, 

Welcome to New Men Mr. Diver and especially because of the addition to the fac- 

Talk— "The Growth of Chicago in the past ulty of a res i de nt instructor .in oratory and debate, 

Century Mr. Smith Mr -yyilliam Mather Lewis, who can now promote 

Talk— "Duty of Authorities in suppressing ^ and deve lop this important branch of a liberal ed- 
Lynch Law, Mr. Erskine ucation, it was considered opportune to seek re- 
Impromptu instatement into the Illinois association. Accord- 

,In welcoming the new men, the president gave ingly; Mr Jean C j OSj . 04> was ap p oin t e d delegate 
a short sketch of Athenaean society and its to prese nt the petition of Lake Forest, 
members, many of whom have risen to prominence Beginning a systematic canvass of all the other 
since leaving college. He exhorted the new mem- co n e ge delegates previous to the business meet- 
bers to take a special interest in the work and to ing] Mr clos rece ived much sympathy and en- 
help make Athenaean what it should be. couragement from Monmouth and Knox. The del- 
In the business meeting following, plans were egates from Eureka and Wesleyan were cordial 
discussed for the rally meeting Saturday night. A but non-committal, while those from Blackburn 
committee consisting of Messrs. Bloom, Erskine, were frankly hostile. 

and Yeomans was appointed to make the necessary In tne regular order the petition of Lake Forest 

arrangements. came up for consideration, and quite a heated de- 

bate followed. Twice Blackburn tried to kill the 

Monday evening all our members " e "2£i Q b * "T^ . an . a «° 1 ura ™ ellt ; The c t h ' e f 

objections made against Lake Forest were, that 

were present except Mr. Hennings already six colleges were members of the associa- 

who was ill. Several visitors assured tion; that the program of the contests would be 

us of their pleasure in the program unreasonably extended, even now lasting until 

as rendered and four nronnsals for el even o'clock and later; and that six years was 

as rendered and tour proposals tor & sufflcient ]apse of time for the return of a home 

membership were submitted. contest to each college. When the vote was polled 

All were delighted with the 'cello solo of Mr. it decided that no additional members could be 

Stevens. Mr. Burghart appeared before the soci- admitted to the association. 

„<■„ *„,. *i,„ „„„„„j +;™„ „„a ™™„j „„„„ti,;„„ „t Lake Forest was not alone in this failure. Lom- 

ety tor the second tune and proved something ot , „ . „„ , ,».,,. . . . . t .». , 

bard and Milligan each have twice petitioned 

a surprise m his happy choice of a subject for without success. President Blanchard of Wheaton 

declamation. He gave us a selection from Jesse college made a personal appeal without result. The 

L. Williams' college stories, a warning against the convention seemed agreed that if one of the col- 

„+„^„ g„„a tut-* i.„i. mn „ ,„,j „„„,„ !„(•„„„„+;„„• leges was admitted, the others should also gain 

study fiend. Mr. Jackman told some interesting ". . , „ ,. , a 

entry in order of application; but that it would 

peculiarities characteristic of Socrates, and Mr. be entirely out of the question to admit three new 

Ferguson gave an instructive reading on problems members into an already crowded association. 



Football Games- 


Lake Forest Defeats Wail 
■1 a Good Game. 

Last Saturday on the old football field the col- 
lege defeated the Waukegan town team, 10 to 0. 
It was a game well worth seeing, vigorously con- 
tested notwithstanding the heat of the day. 
About a hundred people stood on the side lines 
and watched the first lineup of the season. Abun- 
dant opportunity for praise and many chances for 
criticism presented themselves. The criticism was 


all of .a praiseworthy kind boding well for the suc- 
cess of the team in later contests . 

Practically all of Lake Forest's gains were made 
by line plunges, most of Waukegan's by end 
runs. The reason for the success of the line gains 
seems to lie in the greater practice on these plays. 
The end runs were usually stopped by Wauke- 
gan's tackles or halfbacks. Getting away was the 
principal trouble. 

As it was the first game, it was expected that 
some of the men, who were not yet hardened, 
would be injured. On the contrary, no one was 
hurt seriously. Hennings received a cut on the 
cheek, which put him out of the game, but it is 

healed now, so that he can play Saturday. No 
one else received a hurt worth mentioning. 

Black and Slusher were in every play; very of- 
ten hit their man at the same time. Of the new 
men, Jamieson and Milner made the best showing. 
As line buckers it would be hard to beat the 
backfield, Black, Slusher and Jamieson. Milner 
made two very pretty tackles that kept Wauke- 
gan from any possiblity of scoring. On a kick- 
off by Stark, Yeomans caught the fullback, Balz, 
and downed him on the ten yard line. For Wau- 
kegan, Buckwalter, the old South Division man, 
King, who has been at Wisconsin, Wilkinson, and 
Balz made the best showing. 

The lineup: 

Lake Forest. Waukeegan. 

Stark L.E Whyte 

Charleson L.T Webster 

Hennings-Burgeson . . . .L.G Hutchins 

Chapman C Burns 

Bloom R.G Holstein 

Yeomans R.T King 

Milner R.E Wilkinson 

Campbell . . Q.B Buckwalter 

Jamieson L.H.B Babb 

Black R.H.B Pemment 

Slusher-McCrea F.B Balz 

Touchdowns — Slusher, Jamieson. Referee — 
Herschberger. Umpire — Perine. Linesmen — Bur- 
rows and Jarvis. Time of halves — 20 and 15 
minutes. Timekeepers — Scott and Farmer. 

Football Xoles. 

Freshmen, learn your yells. 

The college team will go to Notre Dame Satur- 

It is our opinion that Culver Military can beat 
anything in the way of academy teams in this 
section of the country . 

Very few of the teams who will later meet Lake 
Forest played last week. The scores of those 
who did are as follows: 

Chicago 108: Monmouth 0. 

Depauw 0: Earlham 0. 

Notre Dame 12 : Michigan Agricultural College 0. 


The first meeting of the tennis association was 
held by order of the president, L. H. Beach, on 
Monday afternoon. Charles Cobb was elected to 
fill the vacant office of secretary and treasurer. 
The advisability of holding a tournament 
was discussed, and a committee consisting of 
Cobb, Hoops and Graff was appointed to arrange 
for such a contest. 

Any student may become a member of the 
association by paying the annual dues of seventy- 
five cents. The money thus received is used in 
keeping the courts in good condition. No one 
but a member of the association has a right to 
use the courts. Join! 


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j second-class 

Directory of Student Organizations. 

Athletic Association— President, Prof. R. H. McKee ; Secre- 
tary, E. S. Scott. 

Football— Manager, W. N. Carter; Captain, Fermar T. Black. 

Baseball— Manager, Arthur W. Campbell; Captain, T. Edgar 

Tennis Association— President, Lowell H. Beach; Secretary, 
Chas. Cobb. 

Y. M. C. A.— President, George Cromley ; Secretary, L C. 

Y. W. C. A. — President, Vida Graham ; Secretary, Belle J. 


Powers' Joseph Jefferson 

Illinois "The Eternal City," by Hall Caine 

Garrick "Algy" 

We are glad to announce the appointment of 
Miss Helen McNitt as Exchange Editor. 

The apologies of the Stentor are due to the 
Aletheiau Society for the mistake in the date of 
its reception which was announced last week. An 
official notice to the Editor will prevent such mis- 
takes in the future. 

can he taken to prevent any approaching "twelve 
o'clock ennui." 

Last year the services were improved at times 
by addresses from visitors in Lake Forest. Rev. 
Paul D. Bergen of China, President Wilson and 
Dean West of Princeton university were some of 
the eminent speakers. Mrs. L. D. Eichhorn sang 
at one of the noonday services. Several times the 
order of the exercises was varied, with the addi- 
tion of interest and beauty to the program. 

What was done but a few times last year, may 
be done often in the coming year. An occasional 
ten minute talk by one of the professors, a 
special hymn or song by the choir or by visiting 
soloists, a brief address by a prominent man in 
Lake Forest, or a speech by a student, — all of 
these may be used to vary the order of exercises 
and thus make the meetings more interesting and 
more profitable. There is no saying that applies 
more generally to the affairs of men than '"Vari- 
ety is the spice of life." 

In universities and other colleges there is an 
institution called a "training table." We have none 
here for reasons that are not very clear to any 
one. It seems as if the only reason lies with the 
football men who ought to have it; if they have 
the desire, it will doubtless be forthcoming. 

What are the advantages? The development of 
muscle, endurance and skill is accomplished best 
by regular daily practice, the proper food in the 
proper amount, plenty of sleep at the right time, 
no indulgence in tobacco, candies or stimulants, 
regularity as regards all things. This is no easy 
program, any one will admit; but it is much easier 
when fifteen men are following it together than 
when one attempts it alone. This is wnere the 
training table is of value. 

Without a doubt (we say it again) there is better 
material this year for a football team than Lake 
Forest has seen in a long time. It must be devel- 
oped to its utmost powers. The men must forego 
many pleasures, must sacrifice much now, looking 
ahead to the reward at the close of the season. 
There can be no better way to turn these duties 
and sacrifices into pleasures than is provided by 
the companionship at the training table. The 
request, however, must first come from the play- 
ers; they must be more than willing, they must 
be eager for the privileges and advantages which 
the training table provides. Then without a doubt 
they can have their desire. 

Required attendance at chapel has not yet 
jrown irksome to anyone. Possibly some means 

Fred Hayner, sporting editor of the Chicago 
Daily News, who is an old-time Lake Forest ath- 
lete, having been captain of both the baseball and 
football earns when in college, was on the field 
last week watching football practice. He said 



to one of the editors: "That's a fine, clean bunch 
of fellows, the material for a first-class team. With 
those men to play, there is no reason why Lake 
Forest should not win this year. But you need 
a second team, need it badly. Here are eighteen 
men; only four or five more would give an oppor- 
tunity for a scrimmage every night, and that is 
what is necessary to develop a team. Why dosn't 
some popular fellow take it in hand to organize 
and keep together a second team? He could do 
nothing better for the college at this time." 

What Mr. Hayner has said is true. The men are 
certainly fine, clean-Duilt, clean-playing fellows; 
they only need the right practice to develop into a 
team that will carry everything before it. Why 
can't we give them the practice? After a very lit- 
tle persuasion two new candidates went out last 
week. Those already out will stay if there are 
more to help them. Why wait for the asking? Find 
a suit at once; if you can't find one, speak to Coach 
Herschberger or any one of the players and they 
will help you; — then get into the game at once. 
Now is the time. Elect a captain and line up 
each night with the intention ol scoring on the first 
team. Some of you will soon find yourselves regu- 
lars ; all of you will have the respect and gratitude 
of the college. 


Miss Elizabeth Daum visited relatives in Chi- 
cago over Sunday. 

Sigma Tau colors are being worn by Frances 
Stolz and Maud Mclntire. 

Bush, '07, was at home over Sunday in Joliet, 
and Crighton, '06, in Chicago. 

Kendall M. Shankland,'02, and Roy D. Baldwin, 
'02, were visitors at the college over Sunday. 

Miss Mabel Thornton spent Saturday with her 
parents, at their summer home in Lake Bluff. 

Mrs. Rogers of Ottumwa, la., visited her 
daughter Edith, at Lois Durand Hall, on Satur- 

The accordion man paid his annual visit to the 
campus last Friday and tried his charms on Lois 

Several of the Lois Hall girls were obliged to 
miss classes during the past week owing to severe 

Miss Eda Linthicum, ex-'06, and Miss Florence 
Priebe, Ferry Hall, '03, are room mates at Smith 

President Harlan and Professor Thomas at- 
tended the meeting of the Chicago Presbytery 

Mr. and Mrs. Frederick B. Luce of Ravens- 
wood visited Miss Anne Ryon at Lois Durand 
Hall on Sunday. 

Bloom and Burghart have received orders for 
twelve dollars worth of biological supplies. They 
are busy catching them. 

The Onwentsia club had a fox hunt Saturday 
over a course extending six miles. Forty of the 
finest hounds were in the hunt. 

George Michaels, '07, is suffering from a slight 
attack of malarial fever. He went to the hospital 
yesterday, but will be out again in a few days. 

One sophomore unassisted, unmolested, in one 
minute, pulled down a poster that took several 
freshmen many hours to draw. Who is "chicken?" 

Miss Florence L. Stuart left last week for 
Parkville, Mo., where she will teach Algebra and 
Latin in the preparatory department of Park Col- 

The two hockey teams have been arranged 
for among the college girls and practice will be 
commenced as soon as the sticks can be ob- 

Miss Marie Skinner is reported to be sufficient- 
ly improved in health to leave the hospital. She 
expected to go to Manhattan on Monday, for 
a sojourn among friends. 

Bittner, captain and fullback on the 
School eleven in '02, was visiting friends Saturday 
and Sunday. He is now coaching the Normal 
School eleven at Macomb, 111. 

Friday evening the young people of Bethlehem 
Chapel in the city gave a farewell reception to 
their pastor, the Rev. George W. Wright, who 
leaves this week for the Philippines. 

On Thursday evening, the Y. W. C. A. held its 
regular meeting. Miss Inez McClenahan being 
leader. Many helpful words were said along 
the lines suggestd by the topic — "Self-mastery." 

At a meeting of the board of athletic control 
last Thursday afternoon, William N. Carter was 
elected manager of the football team to succeed 
Guy G. Ellis, who will not return until next sem- 

The notice in the Chicago papers that Martin 
D. Atkins of Michigan was to become a member 
of the faculty at Lake Forest, is declared by 
President Harlan to be entirely without founda- 
tion. Some enterprising reporter has evidently 
"worked" the associated press. 

Miss French entertained Sigma Tau at her 
home on Friday afternoon. The library was very 
prettily decorated with autumn leaves and Jap- 
anese lanterns, and a beautiful repast was served 
picnic fashion on the floor. Cunning little bugs, 
such as dragon flies, "hoppers," and little fat bee- 
tles wandered over the sandwiches and cake, and 
brilliant butterflies flitted gaily about. The large 
box of candy sent by "a friend of Sigma Tau" 
was especially appreciated. 




Elect Officers— rian for a Nineteen Hundred and 
Four Forester. 

Yesterday at one o'clock the Junior class met 
and elected officers for the coming year. They 
are as follows: 

President, E. S. Scott. 

Vice-president, Miss Grace Stowell. 

Secretary and treasurer, L. .H. Beach. 

Athletic Representative to Board of Control, 
N. T. Yeomans. 
Sergeant-at-arms, George Cromley. 

The question of a 1904 annual came up for 
discussion and a committee, composed of Misses 
Bartlett and June Smith and Messrs. Stark, 
Ferguson and Scott was appointed to look into the 


Many Government Documents — A Rook on 
Slavery by William Henry Smith. 

During the summer about three hundred vol- 
umes of government documents have been placed 
on shelves especially built for the purpose in the 
corriders on the second floor of the Reid Memorial 
library. These consist of reports from the various 
departments of the United States government and 
they will be very valuable to the students of 
political economy. 

Mr. Delavan Smith has presented to the library 
a work in two volumes entitled "A Political His- 
tory of Slavery," written by his father, William 
Henry Smith. The last chapter called "The failure 
of reconstruction," was written by Prof. John 
J. Halsey. The volumes were published in March, 

Before college closed in the spring, a complete 
set of Stevenson's works was added to the library. 
Another work of value is a volume entitled 
"Physical Papers," written by the late Prof. Henry 
A. Rowland of Johns Hopkins university. These 
papers were published at various times in popular 
and scientific magazines and are now collected, 
arranged and revised in this one large volume. 

Other books are: "Light Waves" by A. A. 
Michaelson, "First Book of Qualitative Chemistry" 
by Charles Beard, "Memories' of the Tennysons," 
by H. D. Rawnsley, "Feudal England" by J. H. 


The class of '07 held a very quiet and uninter- 
rupted meeting in College hall one afternoon 
last week. A committee was appointed to 
nominate officers who will be voted upon at the 
next meeting. 


At a recent meeting of the girls of Whiting 
Hall, Knox College, it was voted to give the plan 
of self-government a month's trial. — Knox 

A press dispatch from LaPaz, Bolivia, says: 
"Mt. Sorata, the giant of the Andes, has been ' 
conquered at last, and by a woman. The nervy 
and athletic woman who did this wonderful 
feat was Miss Anna S. Peck, an instructor in 
Purdue University, at Lafayette, Ind. To her be- 
longs the glory of reaching the highest point of 
the highest mountain in all South America after 
scores of former expeditions had failed." 

Miss Peck was instructor in Latin and Elocu- 
tion at Purdue from 18S1 to 1883. — Purdue Expon- 

The new buildings of the Tower group at the 
University of Chicago, Hutchinson hall, the Rocke- 
feller tower and the Reynolds club house, were 
opened for inspection last week. The fittings of 
the club, with its dark oak paneled billiard room, 
spacious reception hall, library and smoking 
rooms were much admired. — Chicago Tribune. 

Minnesota University has now the finest athletic 
field in the West . It includes baseball and foot- 
ball fields, tennis courts, a fine quarter mile track 
and a club house for use of university athletics. 
The grand-stand and bleachers, when completed, 
will . accommodate 15,000 people. Later on, the 
field will be surrounded by a brick wall. Secret 
practice only will be held on the field so that the 
sod will become firm for the scheduled games. 
Eight acres of ground was given over for this 
field, and now the university has property in it 
valued at $563,000. The field called Greater North- 
rop Field , in honor of Cyrus Northrop, president 
of the university, was dedicated September 19. 

Songs as heard among college students come 
from German universities still clothed in Latin. 
'The tunes are also of various origins. Some are 
first heard behind the foot-lights in the theatres. 
Others are taken from the hymn-book. Still a 
great many are peculiarly college songs. R. S. 
Willis, who belonged to the class of Yale '41, 
brought from Germany, where he studied music, 
many of the songs which German students made 
use of. Some of these 'were the Latin songs, which 
have not lost their popularity — if insertion in all 
college song-books is a criterion. Thus we find 
"Integer Vitae," "Gaudeamus Igitur, " "Lauriger 
Horatus." Other ditties decidedly less classical 
also come to us, such as "Cramambuli," "Litoria 
and "Upidee." — McGill Outlook. 


LAKE FOREST SCHOOL. October 17, open. 

On Wednesday of last week the football team October 21, Elgin Academy at Elgin, 

won a decisive victory over Highland Park high October 24, Morgan Park at Morgan Park, 

school by the score of 23 to 0. Captain Oughton October 28, West Division High School at 

was the star for the home team, , scoring a touch- Lake Forest, 

down, three goals, and a neat dropkick from the November 4, open. , 

thirty yard line. Vincent did good work at full- Nov - ^ Raclne Grammar School at Racine, 

back, making two touchdowns. Raymond made November 11, open. 

these scores possible by tearing around the ends November 14, Northwestern Academy at Lake 

and through the line time after time for big gains. Forest. 

J. Schnur made a sensational run-back of nearly November 18, open, 

forty yards after the kick-off in the second half. November 21, open. 

Samson did the best work for the high school, 

making many brilliant tackles. The line-up STotes. 

L. f. S. H. P. H. S. Oughton's ankle is so much better that he is 

J. Schnur L.E Gaddis able to walk without help. He will be out for 

Whyte L T Roberts Iootba n practice in a few days. 

Brown L.G Fazelton . . . . 

Hanson C Kenzie Gaddis is m the hospital with an injury to his 

Lamm-Dahl R.G Lutz knee received in the Highland Park game, in 

Sutton-Howell R.T Vail which he played with the visiting team, as they 

Daniels R.E Cobb only Qad ten men Yfe trust he will be out again 

Vincent B. Schnur Q.B Eckhart (c) m a s h or t, time. 

Cotton, Oughton (c) . .L.H B Schilds There was a young man named McCall 

Knave-Raymond R.H.B Samson who went to a fancy dress ball; 

Hobbs-C. Vincent F.B Bell He thought just for fun 

Touchdowns — C. Vincent (2). Oughton. Goals He wou i<j dress as a bun 

from touchdowns— Oughton (3). Goal from field— And was ett by the dog ' in the hall ._ Ex . 

Oughton. Referee, Drew. 

Time of halves, 20 and 25 minutes. A ^etxkr to MO SES. 

"~~ ~ ~~ „ „„ To Moses, the Hebrew, — Sir: In some respects, I 


fear you would not now find a return to earth 

On Saturday the School football team played nn .„ , , .. . ,. . , . . _ . 

agreeable, for in these clays of scientific mvesti- 

Culver Military Academy on the grounds of the „„«„„ ,-, ,,:„,,,„ „„-,.■ ■„„ , • ■ ,, 

gation and higher criticism you are being sadly 

last named team. The contest resulted in a Cul- „+_ ; „„„j nf , ' , , T , , 4. 

„ „ , stripped of your laurels. Indeed there are many 

ver victory by the score of 41 to 0. The School , _ . . , .. ... , ,, , 

who refuse to believe that you wrote through 

team played a hard game but was up against an ....... . . 1 

* divine inspiration, and there are even those who 

aggregation superior both in weight and experi- ,„ t , , ,,, .. ' , 

* deny that you yourself wrote the books commonly 

ence ' attributed to you, claiming that these are the work 

In the first half Culver kicked off to Lake For- of compllers who have fitted together narratives 

est, and for the first two times the School gained from different sources 

their distance, but failed on the third, and were a„j„„+;„+„ j„„i ^ t ,, 

Scientists declare that you are all wrong in your 

forced to kick. Then began the series of bruis- „„ . . ., ~ .. , . .. 

account of the Creation and accept it only as a 

ing rushes, fast end runs, and high hurdling on „ ., , , , ... ,, „ „ . , 

myth of equal value with those of Babylon and 

the part of Culver which landed the ball behind ,-,,.„„„„ t U „ t ,, 4.1. ^ ,i , 

1 , . , , m Greece. They tell us that Abraham, Isaac, and 

the goal for a touchdown. These tactics were T „„„i * x.- * • , 1. 

& ,„,.-.,, Jacob were not historical characters any more 

followed throughout the game and the light Lake than were tne Greek heroes, Hellen and his sons. 

Forest team was powerless to stop them. Many refuse to believe the miracles which you 

Acting Captain Raymond and Fullback Vincent recount, saying that they are contrary to Nature's 

for Lake Forest played well on me defensive, ]^ u " er t ly u t I ? re f h son , ab f 1 t e a t nd ^possible and 

,.,.,. „ * „ , ,. , . inconsistent with the loftiest conception of the 

while the two Boys for Culver did fine work in Deity; 

advancing the ball. On the other hand, there are those who are 

earnestly striving to check this feeling, to recon- 

THE SCHEDULE cile sc i ence ancl your narrative, and to keep alive 
. ' the child-like faith of former days. 
Following is the schedule for the School foot- At all events, this can be said: your work still 
ball team: lives, and had you given us only the Ten Corn- 
October 7, University of Chicago Freshmen at mandments your name would never be forgotten, 
Marshall Field for in tnem we nnd tne basis of all moral law — the 
_ , . ,. _. ' _ . ., . ' , „ ' idea that "religion and morality, truth and right- 
Octobr 10, St. Frances Academy at Lake Forest. eousness are vitally and indissolubly connected." 
October 14, open. ALICE A. GRAVES. 




Seven and Out. 

Mr. John Richard Davis, a very important-look- 
ing young person, was seated before his desk in 
a disorderly-looking room of a 'frat-house' of a 
well-known western college. Several fellows had 
dropped in that evening, and a cloud of blue smoke 
from half a dozen pipes filled the room. They 
begged him, as the only available person, to be a 
fourth in a game of billiards, but he staunchly re- 
fused on the plea that he had an important letter 
to write. So they tried to "fuss" him, and notic- 
ing that he was writing on his most elaborate and 
expensive 'frat' stationery, they inquired who the 
favored lady was. But on receiving unsatisfactory 
answers they evened matters up by jogging his 
elbow, tipping his chair, and even going so far as 
to knock over the ink bottle, all of which was 
taken good naturedly -although they made him 
blot or in some way disfigure six short epistles 
which had to be consigned to the waste basket un- 
der the desk. In spite of his callers, he finally suc- 
ceeded in safely closing the last, his seventh 
attempt, and now he hurriedly arose and, glancing 
anxiously at the clock, said, with a sigh of relief: 

"It's a pity you fellows couldn't let me write 
a decent letter — sour grapes! Well, you didn't 
bother me much." Then sticking his cap on the 
side of his head, he was off to the mail box. 

"Wonder who the girl is?" said Ford, clawing at 
the waste basket where lay the six partly-finished 
notes. "Elinor Knight is the lady. Jove! She's 
a winner, fellows! Why, I thought I had a 'stand 
in' there myself," and suddenly enlightened by a 
bright idea, he exclaimed: "I have it fellows, 
who's game?" 

At a general shout of accord from all corners of 
the room, he said: "We'll send all six of Davis' 
notes to that girl," and he took the first from the 
basket and read: 
"My dear Miss Knight: 

"You have heard that our informal 'frat' dance 
is on for the tenth and if — " but here an immense 
blot obscured the writing which abruptly ceased 
The next one began with "My dear Elinor," but 
evidently the author had carefully considered the 
propriety or impropriety of this style of address 
and it had met the same fate as the others. In 
the next one that Ford drew out, Davis had mixed 
things generally and as Ford read it, roars of 
laughter made the match safe on the desk wiggle 
ominously, and so they went through the six. 

"Who can write like Davis?" Ford demanded. 
"Stub can." That worthy took his seat at the desk 
with orders to address the six envelopes exactly 

"This is bully," said Stub, "What will Miss 
Knight have to say when she gets these six bids 
to that dance? Davis is queered!" and hastily 
stamping them he started for the mail-box so that 
the six might go out in the same mail as the sev- 
enth — the only respectable attempt. 

The next morning Elinor was cramming for 
"Math, exam." 

"Seven letters for you!" called one of the girls, 
bursting in with the mail. 

"Grand! Really, seven? Why they're exactly 
the same! How killing!" she said, breaking open 
the top one which happened to be Davis' seventh. 

"A bid to the dance! Well, I guess that's pretty 
nice," and she went on opening the rest. They 
were all different, and the last one began "Dearest 
Elinor," and ended, "Yours, Jack." She laid them 
away, saying: "Well, Jack Davis always was 


Gertrude Hea, Anabel Little and Louise Mor- 
gan, of the class of 1903, arrived on Thursday 
evening to remain a few days. Miss Hea is on 
her way to Abilene, Kansas, to visit Carrie Jontz. 

Miss Myrtle Balance from Peoria began work 
in Ferry Hall last week. She is wearing Pi Delta 

The Delta Phi sorority has pledged Jane Au- 
racher and Mary Windle. 

Did you say Juniors? Well, they are all here 
and in full force. There need be no anxiety felt 
about their general good health, for they are all 
sturdy lassies who are apt to make their presence 
felt, should cause present itself. 

"They are sailing forth their banner 

With Miss Buren at their head. 
And there's very little danger 
Of their spirit being dead." 
The officers elected are: 
President, Miss Edna Bruen. 
Vice-president, Miss Ether Gerber. 
Secretary and Treasurer, Miss Frankie Hale. 

Lost — Gold watch and black ribbon fob with 
gold locket pendant. Finder address Box 326 
and receive liberal reward. 

Co-ed: (to senior, as she opens a book from 
which a spray of Edelweiss falls) Are you famil- 
iar with the Edelweiss? 

Senior: (indignantly) I never go there! 




The names published in the last issue were 
taken from the first catalogue, that of 1876-77. 
The second catalogue was not put out until 1879- 
80, after Dr. Gregory's accession to the presi- 
dency. A few names consequently do not appear 
in any catalogue, including those of the graduates 
in the first class, that of 1879. 
Class of 1879. 

Mills, Rev. B. Fay. B. A. 1879. Full notice post- 
poned until later issue. Address Oakland, Cal. 

Safford, Harry P., M.D., B.A., 1879. Deceased. 
Class of 1880. 

In addition to those mentioned in the last 
issue the following were graduated: 

Bergen, Paul D. 1878-80, B. A. Studied two 
years at Princeton and one at McCormick. Mis- 
sionary in Shantung, China, 1883-1903, with the 
exception of the interval 1892-94, which years were 
spent at Johns Hopkins university, taking a course 
in history and politics, and in a temporary pastor- 
ate at North Chicago. After a year's furlough, 
busily devoted to the interests of the North China 
College, of which he is now president, Mr. Bergen 
returned to his field in July. Published in China 
a "Commentary on Thessalonians," also many 
articles in newspapers and magazines. Married 
1883 to Miss Mary McKinney, L. F. '83. Son, 
Paul Chafrant, born 1894. Location and address: 
Wei Hsien, Shantung Province, No. China. 

Forbes, Frederick L. 187S-80. Ph. B. Graduated 
from McCormick 1885. D.D., Forest Grove Col- 
lege, Pa. 1902. Pastor Presbyterian church in 
Monticello, 111. and Midland, Michigan, 1885-93. 
Pastor Presbyterian church, Pendleton, Ore. 1896- 
99. Principal Pendleton academy 1896-03. Pastor 
Presbyterian church in South Seattle, Wash. 1903. 
Married 1880 Miss Carrie Barstow, a graduate of 
Brockport, N. Y. State normal school. Children: 
Ethel Mary, born 1886; Frederick Barstow, 
1891. Address, South Seattle, Wash. 

Forbes, William O. 1878-80, B. A. Princeton 
1883. 1883, organized local pastoral charge in 
Portland, Or., which developed into church named 
Forbes Memorial church upon his withdrawal in 
1893. Presbyterial and Synodical missionary in 
Oregon 1893-98, then for three years again pastor 
of above church. 1901 to present time Supt. of S. S. 
missions in Walla Walla. Instrumental in founding 
"Patton Home for the Friendless." Has founded 
twenty churches and thirty Sunday schools in the 
Northwest. Married 1881, Miss Alice Carey Pratt, 
graduate of Notre Dame seminary. Children: 
Edith Emily, born 1884, died 1901; Alice Maude, 
born 1888. Address, 190 Russel St., Portland, 

Tarble, John E., A. B. 1880. Deceased. Particu- 
lars wanting. 

The following were also named in the catalogue 
of 1879-80, but did not graduate: 

Carson, Robert, 1879. Park College, Mo. 1883, 
M. A. 1886. One year at Union Seminary, New 
York; graduated from McCormick 1886. Pastor 
of Presbyterian churches at various towns in 
Illinois, 1886-02. Married 1886, Miss S. H. Gray, 
who died in 1S92. Married in 1902, Miss Kate 
Irose. Children: Roberta, died 1887. Eliza, born 
1902. Present location and address, Dallas, Texas. 

Clisbee, Belle, 1879-81. Special student at Vas- 
sar. Took course in Art in Paris, making por- 
traits a specialty. Has been a teacher of Art in 
the public schools. Director of drawing in Central 
State Normal School, Mich. Has traveled extens- 
ively in Europe. Permanent address, Cassopolis, 

Clisbee, Maud, 1879-81. Now traveling with 
a party in Europe. Will report later. 

Cone, Merritt H. 1879-81. In business in Fulton 
county, 111. since 1881. Now treasurer of the 
county. Married in 1882, Miss Jack of Farming- 
ton, 111. Address, Lewiston, 111. 

Coulter, J. Homer, M. D. 1879-80. B. A. Wooster, 
'83. Graduate Ohio Medical college at Cincinnati, 
'85. Practiced medicine in Peoria 1885-1891. After 
six month's study in Europe settled in Chicago in 
1892. Has published many articles on diseases of 
the throat and their treatment. Connected as 
owner and editor with one or more medical jour- 
nals for the past twelve years. Married in 1886, 
Miss Emma Lowrie of Geneva, N. Y., a graduate 
of the Western Seminary, Oxford, Ohio. Children: 
Glenn Homer, born 1888; Walter Dale, born 1882. 
Address: 100 State street, Chicago. 

Davis, Robert J. 1879-80. Since '81 with A. J. 
Cox & Co., bookbinders, 42 West Monroe St. 

Douglass, Frank M., 1879-'80. B. A. Dartmouth, 
1884. With the commercial agency of R. G. Dun 
& Co., 1895 to the present; manager at St. Paul 
1895-1902, since 1902 manager at Cleveland, O. 
Married 1892 Jean W. Loughborough. Address, 
care R. G. Dun & Co., Cleveland, O. 

Evans, Rev. Charles A. 1879-81. B. A. Prince- 
ton, '84. Graduate study in Edinburgh. Pastor 
Sixth Presbyterian church, Indianapolis, Calvary 
Presbyterian church, Rochester, N. Y., First Pres- 
byterian church, West Hoboken, N. J. Married 
1886, Miss Lamberdine Louise Borgmeyer, who 
died in 1899. Son: Louis Alexander, born 1890. 
Address, West Hoboken, N. J. 

Frazer. Melvin, 1878-81. B. A. and M. A. Lafay- 
ette College, 1882. Took theological course at 
McCormick. Pastor churches in Michigan and 
Minnesota, 1882-94. Missionary in West Africa 
since 1894. Has made translations into the Bulu 



language of "Matthew" and "Acts of the Apostles" 
and has in press additional translations both of 
the Bible and other books. Married 1884, Miss 
Margaret W. Snodgrass of Lake Forest, now 
deceased. Daughter, Elizabeth Snodgrass, born 
1885. Address Bafanga, Kamerum, West Africa. 

Holt, Anna, (Wheeler) 1880-1883. Married 
December 23rd, 1886, A. D. Wheeler, L. P. U. '81. 
Address, 19 Bellevue Place, Chicago. 

Holt, William Arthur, 1879-81. Lumber manu- 
facturer. President Oconto Canning Co. Director 
Falls Mfg. (Paper) Co. President Northwestern 
Hemlock Mfg. Association. Elder Presbyterian 
church. Married 1885, Miss Lucy Rumsey, a 
graduate of Ferry Hall. Children: Jeanette Rum- 
sey, born 1896; Alfred Hubbard 1897; Mary El- 
eanor, 1900; Donald Rumsey, 1902. Address, 
Oconto, Wis. 

Jessup, Theodore, 1879-81. B. A. Williams 
College '83. Graduate study Columbia University, 
1884-85. In banking business Baldwin, Wis. and 
Menominee, Wis. 1887-97. Since 1897 with West 
ern Electric Co., Chicago. Address, 259 So. Clin 
ton street, Chicago. 

Mitchell, Alice, 187S-80. M. D. Woman's Medi 
cal School of New York Infirmary, New York City 
Since 1S95 a missionary of the Presbyterian Board 
of Foreign Missions, stationed at Landour, India. 
Home address, 515 Woodland Terrace, Philadel 
phia, Pa. 

Mitchell, Susan, (Ogden) 1878-80. At University 
of Chicago for a term or two. Married 1881, Rollo 
Ogden, B. A. Williams, B. D. Uuion Theological 
Seminary. Children: Arthur M., born 1882, died 
1883. Alice E. 1884, Nelson 1889, Winifred 1890. 
Address, 216 Summit Ave., Summit, N. J. 

Pope, John D. 1879-1881. B. A. Dartmouth 
College, '82. Taught in Robertson, Minn, and Cas- 
selton, Dak. 1882-84 Studied and practiced law 
Friend, Neb. Republican. Three times member 
of the State Senate and Judiciary Committee. 
For one term its President pro tern. Candidate for 
congress in 1900. Defeated by a very small 
majority. Married 1889, Lillian C. McDougal, 
educated at Oxford, Ohio, and at the Conservatory 
of Music, Lincoln, Neb. Children: John M., born 
1891; Dudly E., born 1901. Address, Friend, Nebr. 

Pope, William C. 1S79-18S0. Graduate Union 
College of Law, Chicago. Practiced law in Chicago. 
Married 1887, Lucy M. Cooke. Children: William 
C, born 1890; Mary Caroline, 1892. Address, 92 
La Salle St., Chicago. 

Stanley,Rufus C. 1879-82. Attended six months 
at Mass. Inst, of Techology. In Y. M. C. A. work 
in New York 1885-1898, chiefly as secretary in 
Elmira. 1898-1900 connected with Elmira Reform- 
atory. Since 1900 director of industrial farm 
school near Elmira. Married 1892, Miss Charlotte 

E. Rose, a graduate of Wellesley. Son, Alfred 
Holt, born 1896. Address, Elmira, N. Y. 

Ward, Ellen, 1878-81. In 1885 went to Peking, 
China, as a missionary. Returned in 1887 on ac- 
count of illness. In June 1892 moved to Chicago 
and in 1901 to New York City. Foreign Corres- 
ponding Secretary, Woman's Board of Foreign 
Missions of the Presbyterian church. Address, 
200 West 57th street, New York City. 

Wheeler, Arthur Dana, 1879-81. Enrolled B.A. 
of 1881 in 1903. LL. B. Union College of Law, 
Chicago. Lawyer in firm of Holt, Wheeler & 
Sibley, corporation attorneys. President Chica- 
go Telephone Co. Member, of various clubs in 
Chicago. Has made three visits to Europe for 
recreation. Married 1886, Miss Anna Holt. of Lake 
Forest. Address, 131 La Salle St., Chicago. 

Whitehead, William G. 1879-81. Traveled in 
Cuba and Porta Rico during the time of the Spa- 
ish American war. Published pamphlets on the 
conditions in these countries which were used 
as campaign documents. Now General Manager 
Wis. Lead & Zinc Co , 1229 Wells Bldg., Milwau- 
kee, Wis. 

In the case of the following we have secured 
the addresses given below, but have as yet no 
further information. 

Lake, Alice, special student 1879-81. M. D. 
later. Address, Cripple Creek, Col. 

Warren, Mary, 1878-80, Mrs. William T. Elsing, 
Highland boulevard, Brooklyn. 

Larimore, Charles T. 1878-80. 1225, 79 Dearborn, 
Chicago, or Clyde, 111. 

Martin, James C, 1879-80. Now justice of the 
peace in Chicago, 125 Clark street. 

Parker, Robert P., 1878-81. 112 Clark St. Chica- 
go, now in Montana. 

Wells, Travis D., 1878-80. Ridgefield. N. Y. 

Carpenter. Chas. E., 1S79-80. Peoria, III. 

Johnson, Madison L, 1879-80. Galena, 111. 

Ongawa, Michitaro, 1879-80. Care Counselman 
& Co., Chicago. 

Rhea, Foster A., 1879-81. 240 La Salle St., Chi- 

Stanford, Arthur, 1879 82, 443 Lake street, Chi- 

Stanford, George, 1880-81. 4443 Lake St., Chi- 

Wells, Louis, 1879-80. Avon Park, Florida. 

For the following we have no certain address or 
any other information. The collegiate address 
is given: 

Thornton, Albert E., Michigan City, Ind. 

Ash, Ormsby, M., DePere, Wis. 

Botsford, Carl E., Elgin. 

Clement, J. Howard. Neenah, Wis. 

Curtiss, Leonidas, Waukegan. 

Grimes, Lizzie, Perry. 

Henderson, George H., Cassville, Pa. 

Hill, Mrs. James N., Dwight. 

Mackay, Jennie S., Mt. Carroll. 

Wolf, Joshua J., Nevada, O. 

Trowbridge, Geo. W., Riverside. 

Hahn, Charles C, Garden Grove, la. 

Adam, Nettie, Joliet. 

Culver, Aggie, Joliet. 

The Stentor. 

Vol. XVIII. 

Lake Forest, III., October 15, 1903. 



On the afternoon of July 7, 1903, I made my 
initial trip in the New Student Movement for 
Lake Forest college. That date marks the be- 
ginning of a summer passed most pleasantly, and, 
I believe with profit to the cause in which I was 

Though traveling in a somewhat limited area 
there was clearly this advantage: what little 
territory was seen was seen well. For example, 
finding myself in Dousman, Wis., a small town 
where I could neither procure a rig nor a bicy- 
cle, I prepared to set out for a six mile walk into 
the country where live'd a L. F. C. prospect. 
Only the timely appearance of a kindly disposed 
farmer, who took me into his carriage for part 
of the distance, saved me from a long tramp. 
But who would regret a tramp on a cool sum- 
mer's day if on either side of the road, as it 
winds in and out among the trees, here and there 
glimmers and sparkles the clear waters of some 
crystal lake? Probably few days of all the sum- 
mer were enjoyed as was this one, and no day 
was entered upon with such gloomy prospects. 
My business was to interview prospective stu- 
dents, and as I looked from the station platform 
out over the town which could boast of only a 
few corner stores, the prospect for college ma- 
terial was indeed small. But in the vicinity of 
the place are. I believe, at least two students 
who will in the near future be registered in the 
Lake Forest enrollment. 

I recall many amusing incidents of the sum- 
mer. Space forbids that I should recount them, 
hut I take the liberty to give you one. Finding 
myself one day in a town in Iowa, similar in size 
to Dousman, I was approached by a man who 
asked me if I wanted a hotel. He said he was 
proprietor of the "American House," a name 
which means nothing when used in this connec- 
tion. Being a communicative man, he soon told 
me that he was in trouble with a lame back, hav- 
ing been in a runaway a few weeks previous. As 
we walked along, I carrying my own case because 
of his lame back, he informed me that his house 
was a very popular one with all the traveling 
men. "How many are stopping with you now?" 

I asked. His reply was characteristic of every- 
thing he said. "There are 1 three traveling men 
at the house now, — one of them is a woman." 

But little incidents like this are of no concern. 
What you, as students and alumni, want to know 
is what conditions were found that concern Lake 
Forest college. How do the alumni feel regard- 
ing the future of Lake Forest, and what is the 
general estimate which the public places on the 
institution? You have answered these questions 
as they have been read, but let us review condi- 
tions as I found them. 

I was deeply impressed by a number of things 
which are bound to tell in the history of Lake 
Forest. Probably the most important of these 
is the fact that the alumni and former students 
are exceedingly loyal to their Alma Mater, and, 
in addition to this, they are awake to their indi- 
vidual responsibility in the matter of her future. 
They are doing all they can in their spheres of 
influence and they are anxious to lend assistance 
whenever they can aid in any general movement 
for her advancement. But many are in positions 
where it is very difficult for them to exert any 
direct influence for increasing the enrollment. 
Even where we have men teaching in the public 
schools, nine out of every ten of the boys who 
will go to college from their schools expect to 
take some special course, usually along some 
line of engineering. 

In spite of this fact, there is a large number of 
boys and girls who want a liberal education, or 
at least two years of such training, before they 
enter upon their specialty. But they want to 
do the two years' work in an institution where 
they can lay a good foundation along the line 
in which they wish later to specialize. If the col- 
lege that has not the special courses in engineer- 
ing, will provide ample pre-scientific courses it 
may be sure of enrolling a large number of 
those who desire neither to overlook the Liberal 
Arts training nor yet wish to turn entirely aside 
from those studies which contribute directly to 
their special aims. I found a considerable per- 
centage of the boys from high school expecting to 
study in some scientific field. Yet realizing their 
need for a broader education, they are looking 



forward to at least two years' training in some 
good college provided they can make those two 
years contribute somewhat to their future work. 

We have heard much during the past two years 
of the mission of the Small College. Its place in 
the educational field has not been overdrawn if 
we accept the verdict of many parents who, 
while' themselves graduates or former students 
of the large universities, now prefer to send their 
boy or girl to the smaller institution. I venture 
to say that one-half of the fathers of this class 
with whom I tolked college matters, are of this 
opinion, and the sentiment is setting this way 
with ever increasing strength. Of course, in 
many of these cases, the boys and girls decide 
the' matter largely for themselves. Though this 
is true, there is often more in evidence in the 
large university to attract them, and conse- 
quently many of the sons and daughters of these 
parents are lost to the small college. 

The principals and superintendents of the high 
schools generally look upon the small college as 
the place for an undergraduate to do his work. 
I found the men in this profession exceedingly 
wide awake and up to date. Leading a life of 
helpfulness and influence, they are not, as we 1 are 
often told, discontented with their work, and in 
a rut. I found but one fossil, but one man in this 
profession who should divorce himself from his 
present work, or change his attitude toward that 
work. The condition among high school men as 
I saw it was of course due in part to the fact 
that my itinerary on each trip covered only the 
largest places and here I found the most up to 
date and the most prosperous in the profession. 

What is true of the high school men is also 
true of the ministers. It was a real pleasure to 
call upon them and in no case did I fail to secure 
their heartiest co-operation, unless they were in 
some way connected with some other institu- 
tion, for instance in the capacity of a trustee. 
Among them also our president, Dr. Harlan, is a 
leverage which may be made to add greatly to 
the Lake Forest enrollment. These men have all 
a large amount of influence in their local field 
and they have all the greatest confidence in our 

The great difficulty to be encountered is to 
steer students safely by the local colleges. Some 
of these colleges are first-class, but the majority 
has no claim upon the time of the students who 
wish for some real opportunity for work in a cir- 
cle of real influence. 

As to the fruitfulness of the field in which it 
was my privilege to travel, — there is no doubt 
in my mind that Wisconsin is the coming Lake 
Forest territory. While the University of Wis- 

consin has a strong hold upon the people of the 
State, there is also a strong sentiment in favor 
of the small college, and the Presbyterian par- 
ents are learning more about and looking more 
toward Lake Forest college. Inasmuch as there 
is no Presbyterian college in the State, and as 
Lake Forest is just across the line, it will become 
more and more their college. 

I was greatly surprised to find that Lake For- 
est is so well known and so favorably thought of. 
No college of twice her size is so familiar to 
the people of culture and education in the Middle- 
West. Everywhere, too, the praises of our Pres- 
ident were sung. His name and reputation, to- 
gether with the reputation which Lake Forest 
already has, is going to mean volumes. What 
has already been done is only a foreshadowing 
of what will come to pass under his leadership. 


Now that Lake Forest "has gone out of the uni- 
versity business," and uses as its largest name 
"Lake Forest College," it is certainly incongru- 
ous and even inconsistent, longer to use the word 
"University" in the cheer, even if we do it in an 
abreviated alphabetical form, "L. F. U!" The 
Stentor is therefore right in calling for a "new 
and better cry," to suit the changed policy of 
the institution. 

There are three fundamental principals which 
ought to guide us in selecting a new cheer, viz: 

1. The cheer should be simple, straightfor- 
ward and natural, and not an artificial, childish 
cry, of the "Hulla-baloo-baloo-baloo," "Alabazam- 
bazam-bazam," type. When asked by an outsider, 
"What is Lake Forest's cheer?" one ought to be 
able to describe it in cold blood without feeling 

It is not possible to improve on the historic 
words or syllables used by generations of En- 
glish-speaking men for the purposes of cheering, 
such as "Hoorah," "Hooray," or '"Rah." If we 
strive to be original and invent novel combina- 
tions of weird syllables, which make a noise 
without making sense, we shall only succeed in 
making our College ridiculous and childish. 

2. To distinguish Lake Forest's cheer from 
that of other institutions in the same section, 
we must depend, not upon some odd combination 
of meaningless syllables, but upon three things: 

(a) The number of the "Hurrahs", or "Hoo- 
rays" or "Rahs"; 

(b) Their rythmical grouping and accentua- 

(c) But, chiefly, the addition of Lake For- 
est's name on the end, like the snap of a whip. 



This would make almost any cheer distinctively 
our own. 

One notable example is enough: Harvard and 
Yale are near neighbors and have long been ri- 
vals. Their cheers, which look alike on paper, 
consisting of nine "rahs," are quite different to 
the ear, even without the name of Harvard or 
Yale shouted at the close. 

Harvard's nine '"Rahs" are of equal value and 
accent, thus: 


'Rah, 'rah, 'rah, 'rah, 'rah, 'rah, 'rah. 'rah, 'rah!— HARVARD! 
while Yale's nine are in three groups of three 
'"Rahs" each, the first, fourth and seventh being 
accented, thus: 

'Rah, 'rah. 'rah — 'Rah, 'rah, rah — 'Rah, 'rah, 'rah I— YALE! 

In any new cheer we do not want to belittle 
our institution by describing it in a slovenly, 
unimpressive, alphabetical fashion, as "L. F. C. ! 
L. F. C. ! L. F. C. ! ", after the manner of that man 
who out-jingled the immortal Alfred Jingle of 
Pickwick Papers by using only a syllable of some 
words, and who defended his practice by saying: 
"I alway 'breve' [abbreviate] on small subs [sub- 

Then, too, the alphabetical style is not suffi- 
ciently distinctive, especially for occasions when 
other college's are also making the welkin ring 
with their cheers. It would not only take a sharp 
ear, but a quick familiarity with the entire list 
of western colleges and universities, for the av- 
erage outsider to distinguish L. F. C. when 
used in a cheer, from the U. V. W College or the 
X. Y. Z. University. 

We want a cheer which will instantly and 
proudly announce to any crowd that we hail 

There is one other and fatal objection to the 
alphabetical cheer, which I wonder has not oc- 
curred to us before, and that is the impossibility 
of making enough noise in that portion of the 
cheer where, of all points, we want our voices to 
ring out the loudest, and that is when we an- 
nounce the very name of our Alma Mater. "L" 
is a half closed sound; "F" is entirely closed; 
"U" is quarter-closed and "C" would not be 
much better. A simple test would settle the 
matter for any man who realizes that a "cheer" 
is meant to cheer, to encourage our teams to vic- 
tory. The strongest single voice can hardly make 
"L. F. C." reach across the width of the football 
field, while one lone student, if he have the prop- 
er Lake Forest spirit, and give tongue to an open, 
full-throated syllable, like "Hurrah", or '"Rah", 
followed by the full name of the institution, "Lake 
Forest!" — could make himself heard and felt 
from one goal post to the other. 

In the light of these fundamental principles, 
I suggest the following as a starter to the pro- 
posed "Committee on a New College Cheer." 
"'RAH, 'rah, 'rah,— 'RAH, 'rah, 'rah,— 'RAH, rah, 
Hoo-RAH! Lake FOR-est! Lake FOR-est! Lake 
FOR-est! TIGER!" 

In testing this cheer the accent should come on 
the first syllable of each triplet, i.e., on the first, 
fourth and seventh '"Rah," pausing for the brief- 
est instant to take the breath after the third and 
sixth '"Rah." Then, the first nine syllables of 
the cheer should be given in staccato style, sug- 
gestive of a volley from the rapid-fire Maxim 
gun. The tenth syllable, the '"Rah" of the "Hoo- 
RAH," should be a full-throated, victorious roar, 
making the climax of the preliminary portion of 
the cheer, and should be held about as long as 
three of the other "Rahs." Then, after taking a 
full breath, "Lake FOR-est" should be shouted 
three times, followed, perhaps by the traditional 
"Tiger" at the end. 

The subject of a new cheer is so important and 
interesting that I have ventured to use this much 
of The Stentor's valuable space in order to open 
the subject for thorough discussion. A 
new cheer is admittedly necessary; but a cheer 
once adopted, is hard to change; besides which 
we want one that will stand the test of long us- 
age, and which will begin at once to gather about 
it the endearing associations of college life. 

Let us call a mass-meeting at once and put the 
matter in proper shape by appointing a Commit- 
tee. Then let every student put on his thinking 
cap and send in his suggestions. Let the matter 
be thoroughly canvassed among students and 
alumni, and each new cheer suggested be vocally 
tested by crowds of students, until a selection is 
finally made. 



The faculty has authorized two general an- 
nouncements on the subject of the Prizes, by way 
of amendment to the statement in the annual cat- 
alogue : 

I. In any given department or course in which 
a prize has been announced, if the best student, 
in the judgement of the Professor, be not up to 
the standard deserving of a prize, then no prize 
will be given in that department for that year. 

II. Each individual Professor shall have the 
privilege of changing the basis or terms of the 
prizes from those given in the catalogue — such 
changes to be announced at once by the Profes- 
sor himself, in the class-room and through the 
columns of The Stentor. 

The sTentoR 

\ht Mttinfg ^odetie* 


Instead of holding its regular meeting on Fri- 
day evening, the Aletheian Literary Society de- 
voted the time to necessary work preliminary to 
the beginning of the regular year's program. 
About twenty new members are pledged and the 
prospect for good work is decidedly encouraging. 


The program presented 
week was as follows: 
Devotional— Mr. Brskine. 
Talk— "The Greatest Field Open 
to College Graduates" — Mr. 
Debate — "Resolved, That the Labor Unions 
Are More Detrimental to the Welfare of 
the Country than the Trusts" — affirmative, 
Mr. Churchill; negative, Mr. Wilson. 
Violin Solo — Mr. Howard. 

The talk given by Mr. Trowbridge was very 
interesting to all, and the way he handled his 
subject showed a thorough preparation. One 
point which he emphasized is that a college man 
should not think he is a superior being simply 
because he is a college man. . But in whatever 
field he chooses to enter, he should be willing to 
begin at the bottom of the ladder, even though 
he is forced to mingle with those who are his in- 
tellectual inferiors. 

The debate was spirited and the arguments 
advanced terse and to the point. The violin solo 
by Mr. Howard was much enjoyed by all. At the 
close of the regular program a short business 
meeting was held and the society adjourned. 

The program Monday evening 
was as follows: 
Devotional — Mr. Hennings. 
Music — Mr. Richman. 
Declamation — Mr. Clos. 
News of the Week — Mr. Barry. 
Paper: "Influence of the Magazine upon the 

Public,,— Mr. Bell. 
Debate — Messrs. Stevens and Beach. 
The debate on the subject: "Resolved, That 
Class Rushes Are Conducive to a Good College 
Spirit," was impromptu, and was won by Mr. 
Stevens, affirmative. The subject was suggested 
by Mr. Barry's account, given in his talk, of the 
recent class contentions in other colleges and 

Besides the regular program, we were favored 
with impromptu talks from Mr. Burgeson on the 
second football team, and from sophomores and 
freshmen on the recent class affairs. Some of 
these took the form of personal reminiscenses. 
An impromptu quartette rendered some popular 
college songs, including "Way Down Upon the 
Swanee River." Their names will not be dis- 

Mr. Bell ended his paper with the following 

"Yet, after all, the magazines illustrate rather 
than influence, they pander to, rather than ele- 
vate the taste of the reading public. In just so 
far as the public influences the magazine, in 
just so far will the magazine influence the pub- 
lic. This is the only conclusion we can come to 
as regards the power of the modern magazine. 
But rather than end thus, let me say rather for 
the magazines, that in them one may feel the 
pulse of society, enter into the secret chambers 
of government, study the course of the United 
States in the Philippines, of Russia and Japan 
in China, of England in Egypt. In them one may 
catch the spirit of ancient and modern art and 
may observe the birth and growth of institutions, 
religious, sociological, economic. He who would 
be prepared for careful discussion or for thought- 
ful action on the world-questions of humanity, 
must be a constant reader in magazine liter- 


Dr. McClure spoke to the students at vesper 
service Sunday on the value of preparedness, us- 
ing the parable of the ten virgins as a text. He 
mentioned the periods of meditation and the 
time of youth as opportunities of taking in re- 
sources of body, brain and heart that will make 
the after years glorious and successful. 

On Monday the ministers of the Chicago Pres- 
bytery and the students listened with great in- 
terest and attention to the Rev. Dr. McCaughn 
of the Third Presbyterian church, Chicago, who 
spoke at the mid-day chapel exercises on the 
subject of "Culture." The speaker emphasized 
three essentials for culture, — faculty, instinct and 
emotion, and showed how, as in the case of a 
child learning the vernacular, these, when exer- 
cised by the will, work together for true spiritu- 
al development. 

The students who attended church service 
Sunday morning heard from Dr. McClure a very 
instructive and interesting discourse in commem- 
oration of Johnathan Edwards' two hundredth 
birthday anniversary. A brief account of his 
life, preaching, character and influence was giv- 


ATHLETICS. The lineup: 

Notre Dame. Lake Forest. 

Xotre Dame Befeats Lake Forest in a Well Nyere L.E Stark 

Played diame. Cullman L.T Charleson 

In a hard-fought game at South Bend last Sat- Beacon L.G Hennings- 

urday, Notre Dame defeated Lake Forest by „. . „ „, urgeson 

a score of 28 to O. At the end of the first half Heely R.G Bloom 

the score was 5 to 0. This encouraged Lake Stiner R.T Yeomans 

Forest to play harder in hopes of being able to Shaugnessy R.E Milner 

score in the second half. But the superior weight McGlew Q.B. Campbell 

Draper L.H.B Black 

of Notre Dame had its effect and a total of 23 Lonergan R.H.B Jamieson 

points was piled up before time was called. The Salmon F.B Slusher 

average weight of Lake Forest was 155 pounds, Footl all Notes 

that of Notre Dame between 170 and 180. „ . ,, , . . . 

Some of the new men are weak in regard to 

Chapman played a brilliant game, making , ,. , ,, , . , , , , . ,., 

tackling, a fault which should be speedily reme- 

many tackles back of the line. Yeomans also ,. , 

J died, 

distinguished himself by making many good , . . ., , : 

■^-r, »„., ^ , • i, , ,, As usual "dope sent out from Notre Dame 

plays. AVhen Milner was catching the ball on a , . ,,.. 

. ., , . , in regard to their poor condition and general 

punt, one of the heavy opponents dived into „ , , , - . . . 

...,,, , . , all around weakness proved to be tar from true, 

him, throwing him on the right shoulder, which ,...,, . 

, . , _, , „ . , In tact, their team is considerably improved 

was wrenched severely. Campbell sustained a ,. , . , . 

,. over that of last year, 

slight cut; there were no other accidents. Con- ,, , , . _ , . , .. . .,, . , 

.,.■., * ,, . , , Make no plans tor Saturday next that will take 

sidering the game from all sides we have no rea- . T , _, . . 

. . , . „,, you away from Lake Forest in the afternoon, 

son to be disappointed in our team. The men _..„,, 

, .„ Racine college plays here and every man and 

plaved a hard up-hill game. , , , 

_ , , . , , „ „ „ . _ , ..., woman should be out. 

Salmon kicked off for Notre Dame and Milner „ , ■ . . . , , J 

. „ . ' , TT Only two ot our future opponents plaved last 
advanced the ball twenty-five yards. Here 

Lake Forest was held for downs and punted. Saturda y- DePa " w defeated Miami, 11 to 0, and 

Then followed a series of line smashes and end Monmouth and Macomb tied. 

runs by Salmon, Lonergan and Nyere, gaining In answer to a need which has become im P ei " 

from five to twenty yards at every attempt. Sal- ative ' a strong " scrub " team wU1 be out at least 

mon scored the first touchdown, but failed to three nigMs during the week ' This move wil1 

kick goal. During the remainder of the first half make U possible for the ™^™ to line up 

the ball passed between the two teams, both against a fairly strong team ' and wiU in a meas - 

making sensational plays. Several long runs ure show up the defects of the various P 1 ^ 8 ' 

were made by Shaugnessy and Lonergan, show- !t is very P™^le that an indoor baseball 

ing our work on defensive to be quite weak. team wiU be ^pmlzei in a short time. There 

Characteristic features in the way of blunders are several old players > and no a PP a rent reason 

for Notre Dame were offside play and holding ex ^ ts why a fairly strong team couM not be 

for which they were pelalized five times in the v op . 
first half. The half ended with the ball in Lake 

Forest's possession on our twenty-five yard line. ABSEXCKS FKOJI CHAPEL. 

The second half began with no change in the Beginning with Monday, Oct. 12, each student 

lineup. Stark kicked off for Lake Forest. Sal- will be allowed absences from the week-day Chap- 

mon advanced the ball thirty yards, here they el up to one-fourth of the days of possible attend- 

were held for downs. Lake Forest was ance, each semester to be counted by itself, with 

making good gains at every attempt when she no carrying over of unused absences from one 

lost on a fumble. On getting possession of ball, semester to another. 

by a series of line smashes, Salmon scored an- With the exception of cases of prolonged ill 
other touchdown for Notre Dame. In the rest ness, there will be no system of excuses from 
of the half Lake Forest made her gains about as Chapel. The allowance of one in four is intended 
often as Notre Dame was held for downs, which to cover all cases of absence whether the cause 
was seldom. Considerable fumbling was done be good, bad or indifferent. This rule, however, 
by both sides and more offside plays were made does not apply to those students whose engage- 
by Notre Dame. To end the tale quickly, Sal- ments, for example, as waiters in the Commons 
mon, Nyere and Cullinan by line smashes and or as proctors in the School, make it impossible 
end runs scored three more touchdowns for for them to attend the weekday Chapel at all dur- 
Notre Dame. ing their terms of service. 


The Stentor. 


Published every Thursday during the collegiate year by the 
students of Lake Forest College. 


WILLIAM B. ROSS Assistant Editor 

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MISS HELEN McNITT Exchange Editor 


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Address all business communications and make all checks 
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All other correspondence should Vic addressed to the Editor. 
Contributions from students and alumni are very much 

Previous numbers of The Stentor and all exchanges are on 
file in the office. You are invited to read them. 

Entered at the post-office at Lake Forest 111., as second-class 

Directory of Student Organizations. 

Athletic Association— President, Prof. R. H. McKee; Secre- 
tary, E. S. Scott- 
Football— Manager, W. N. Carter; Captain, Fermar T. Black. 
Baseball— Manager, Arthur W. Campbell; Captain, T. Edgar 

Tennis Association— President, Lowell H. Beach ; Secretary, 

Chas. Cobb. 
Y. M. C. A. — President, George Cromley; Secretary, L C. 

Y. W. C. A.— President, Vida Graham ; Secretary, Belle J. 


Illinois "The Eternal City," by Hall Caine 

Garrick "Algy " 


Theodore Thomas, Conductor — First Concert 
Oct. 23 and 24 -Program. 

Huldigungsmarseh } w 

Vorspiel, Lohengrin ) Wagner 

Symphony No. 7, A major, Opus 92 Beethoven 


Entr'acte Symphonique, Messidor (new) Alfred Bruneau 

Variations on a Russian Theme (new) 

Variation No. 1, composed by N. Arteiboueheff 

" 2, " " I. Wihtol 

" '■ 3, " " A. Liadow 

" 4, " " — Rimsky-Korsakow 

" " 5, " " ,N. Sokolow 

" " 6, " " A. Glazounow 

Overture, "Le Carnaval Romain" Berlioz 

Believing that in the concerts of the Chicago 
Orchestra there is a means of culture, of educa- 
tion and of pleasure that is not made use of to 
so great an extent as it deserves, we have written 
to the Manager, Mr. Wessels, for announcements 
of the programs to be given this year. In 
each issue of The Stentor therefore will be 
published the program for the next week. The 
season will consist of twenty-four matinee con- 
certs on Friday at 2:15 and twenty-four evening 
concerts on Saturday at 8:15. The Sixth program, 
Dec. 11 and 12, will be devoted exclusively to the 
compositions of Berlioz, the Seventh, Dec. 18 and 
19, to the works of Beethoven. There will be 
four programs of the popular character, the 
first of which will be given at the Eighth concert, 
Dec. 26, afternoon and evening. Above in its 
regular place is the program for the first con- 
cert, Oct. 23 and 24. We trust that these an- 
nouncements will be of interest and of benefit to 
the readers of The Stentor. 

Will anyone say it is too early to be consider- 
ing the glee club? Last year, it will be remem- 
bered, nothing was done until after Christmas, 
and then the baseball practice, scarlet fever, 
and numerous other things hindered and finally 
put an end to the organization. Do we wish to 
repeat the program of last year, or shall we get 
such an early start that it wil be impossible for 
anyhing to interfere with our plans? 

If the election is held at once, the managers 
will have none too much time in which to secure 
dates and map out an itinerary that will pay fi- 
nancially. He should not only arrange for the 
trip during the spring vacation, but should also 
get engagements in Chicago and the adjacent 
territory for single concerts on Friday or Sat- 
urday evenings. For financial reasons, then, we 
should organize at once. 

Only prolonged, regular practice will enable 
sixteen to twenty untrained voices to sing to- 
gether with effect and harmony. Even the best 
of conductors cannot make of them a good cho- 
rus in so short a time as one or two months; it 
will be hard enough in five. The man who is to 
be leader should even now have the names of 
those who will try for the club, and should be 
testing their voices, rejecting the impossible, 
and assigning the chosen ones to their parts and 
to the special exercises that are needed. 

What has .ben said of the glee club applies as 
well to the banjo club and to the string quar- 
tette; long preparation insures successful work. 
Then let the managers of the organizations last 
year, call an immediate meeting to elect officers 
for the present year. In this way, they will have 
abundant time to plan for and develop success- 
ful clubs. 


< OM.I <-l ItKKVITiKS. 

Open house at Lois Durand Hall Saturday ev- 

Mr. Loring Provine, of Macomb, was a visitor 
at Lois Hall on Sunday. 

The Rev. George W. Wright paid his last vis- 
it to Lake Forest Monday. 

Burghart enjoyed a visit Sunday from his un- 
cle, Mr. James A. Meeks of Danville. 

Mrs. Bartlett, of South Bend, was with her 
daughter, Belle, at Lois Hall over Sunday. 

Work Wanted. — Suits pressed; typewriting 
done. L. C. Smith, Room 37, College hall. 

Munger, '07, burned his fingers in the chemi- 
cal laboratory with hot potassium bichromate. 

Daniel Gillette, a Danville boy who is working 
in Chicago, spent Sunday with Adams and Good. 
Phillips, '07, was showing a friend from Chi- 
cago, Everett Murray, about the campus Sunday. 
Miss Edith Rogers visited her mother and 
brother at Kenosha, Wis., on Saturday and Sun- 

The Chicago Presbytery held a "ret,reat" meet- 
ing in the chapel of the Lake Forest church on 

Miss Bessie Williams entertained Miss Ger- 
trude Finlen and Mr. Arthur Finlen from Strea- 
tor, on Sunday. 

Lawrence Lewis and James Haw of Iowa Wes- 
leyan college, visited Burrows and Lewis Monday 
and Tuesday. 

Miss Mabel Brown went to the city Saturday 
to meet her mother, Mrs. J. M. Brown, of South 
Bend, Ind. 

Prof. Stuart. — "Miss M — , do you know how 
far the lesson extends?" 
Miss M — , "Jubet." 

Miss Powell visited Miss Skinner on Thursday. 
Miss Skinner is still at the hospital in the city, 
having suffered a relapse. 

Miss Marguerite Robertson went to her home 
in Oak Park Saturday and returned to Lake For- 
est on Monday morning. She expects to go home 
every other week. 

Dr. Whitford of the University of Chicago in- 
tends soon to bring a class in Forestry to Lake 
Forest to make scientific observations in the ra- 
vines of the biological garden. 

Mr. Dorn received his picture, clipped from 
The Stentor, from John B. Tewksbury, '00, of Fort 
Worth, Texas, with the assurance, "I knew you 
would become famous some day." 

At a meeting of the Junior class yesterday, 
Miss Stowell and Mr. Beach were appointed to 
see to the purchasing of 1905 caps; Messrs. Yeo- 
mans and Smith to arrange for a class bench on 
the campus. 


Miss Ada Cutting of Yonkers, N. Y., visited 
the campus with Mrs. E. P. Ward last week. Miss 
Cutting's father, Rev. George R. Cutting, was 
principal of the Academy from 1886 to 1891 and 
had charge of Mitchell Hall. 

A committee, consisting of Messrs. Ross (chair- 
man), Ferguson and Diver and Misses Robinson 
and Killen, has been appointed by the Athletic 
association for the purpose of canvassing the 
students and securing a complete subscription 
to the $1.50 athletic assessment proposition. 

Saturday morning the sophomores were dis- 
gusted to see an immense '07 banner floating 
from one of the attic windows of Lois Hall. Dur- 
ing the luncheon hour some intrepid sophomore 
removed and destroyed it, but, in spite of the 
vigilance of the sophomores, Sunday morning 
found another '07 banner in the same place. 

Friday afternoon Professor Needham conduct- 
ed an expedition, consisting of the biology stu- 
dents of the college, to the Des Plaines river, 
near Libertyville, in search of river plancton and 
Algae for study in the laboratory this week. 
Some members ■ of the party took advantage of 
the opportunity to visit Libertyville, and report 
it to be a wonderful little city. 

Sigma Tau spent a most delightful afternoon 
with Miss Jackson last Friday. The entertain- 
ment was in the form of a Japanese tea. The 
room was lighted by Japanese lanterns and can- 
delabra, ribbons were strung from the chande- 
lier with all sorts of little Japanese favors fas- 
tened to them, and at each place there was a tiny 
lantern. After the "eats" the girls gathered 
around the grate fire and told stories and sang 
songs, and after three cheers for each one in 
turn, had a delightful walk home in the moon- 

Prof. Thomas led the Y. W. C. A. on Thurs- 
day evening and gave a thoroughly helpful talk 
on "What the Association Should Mean to the 
College." It was especially encouraging to hear 
him speak of the marked improvement in the 
spirit shown among the students during the past 
two or three years. 

On Saturday evening the Y. W. C. A. entertained 
at a "topsy-turvy" party in the library of Lois 
Durand hall. The invitations were written back- 
ward and the same idea of "topsy- 
turviness" was carried out during the 
entire evening. Some of the costumes were 
very amusing, being worn wrong side up, wrong 
side out, or wrong side foremost, while some 
were a combination of the three. The refresh- 
ments were apples thrown at the guests and the 
entertainment consisted of games of a "topsy- 
turvy" nature. 



Arrangements Being Made — A Question Sub- 
mitted to Lawrence. 

Excellent progress has ben made during the 
past week in perfecting plans for debate be- 
tween Lawrence University and Lake Forest. 
The committee, consisting of Carroll D. Erskine 
from Athenean and Jean Clos from Zeta Epsi- 
lon, in conference with Professor Halsey and 
Mr. Lewis, has chosen the following question for 
debate: "Resolved, That for the best interests 
of the people the Referendum be adopted in 
National, State and Municipal legislation." 

This question has been sent to Lawrence for 
approval and for choice of sides. Its debating 
union has been requested to give us an answer 
by the 20th of this month. Correspondence in- 
dicates that the debate will be held in Lake 
Forest some Friday evening in May. A baseball 
game between teams representing the two col- 
leges will be played the next day. 

As has been the custom the team that will 
debate for Lake Forest will be chosen from the 
men who compete in the inter-society debate. 
The committee has suggested that two sets of 
judges be appointed for this contest, one to de- 
cide who shall possess the Thornton Cup for 
1904, the other to select the three best debaters 
from the two teams. It has also been proposed 
that the society that wins be entitled to two of 
the places on the inter-collegiate team, the los- 
ers to have the third. 

The enthusiastic work and interest of the 
literary societies promises well for the success 
of Lake Forest in this first debate with Law- 
rence. A great struggle is ahead of us and we 
must train long and hard in preparation for the 
battle when we meet in May. 


We, the faculty of Lake Forest College, de- 
sire to put on record our abiding sense of our 
bereavement by the death of Senator Charles 
B. Farwell. 

We lament the departure of one who, for near- 
ly half a century, as business man and statesman, 
had at heart the best interests of this country, 
and contributed so largely to its development 
and its good government. 

We express a more personal regret for the 
removal of one who for the same period of years 
has done so much for the success of this institu- 
tion; one who in an especial sense was the 
founder of the College, and who from the foun- 
dation days has been second to none in the con- 
tribution of his wealth, his time and his sympa- 
thy to its upbuilding. 

We share the general loss of a whole commu- 
nity, who recognized in Mr. Farwell a good citi- 
zen, a wise counsellor and generous benefactor, 
a kind friend, a true man. 

We desire to express to his children our sym- 
pathy, as well as our congratulations on such 
a family possession as the record made by 
their father. To Mrs. Farwell, the sympathetic 
and generous associate of all the benevolences 
of her husband, we tender our homage of grati- 
tude, of appreciation, and of affection in this 
time of bereavement and trial. 


In some of the German Universities, students 
in chemistry and physics are required to take 
out life insurance — Ex. 

Washington University, which has lately con- 
structed a campus and some new buildings, has 
leased the grounds and buildings to the St. Lou- 
is Exposition. — Ex. 

An appropriation has been made by Northwes- 
tern University for the purpose of obtaining an 
athletic coach for the women students. — The 

President Harper announced at a chapel meet- 
ing of the junior college women last week, that 
a club-house for the women students at the Uni- 
versity of Chicago, and other buildings to suit 
the needs of their university life would soon be 

At present it is known that at least thirty-six 
books are in course of preparation by various 
faculty members of the University of Minnesota. 
A number of these books will be issued during 
the present year. — Minnesota Daily. 

The Purdue Exponent says: 

"The arrangements are now being completed 
for a series of entertainments, lectures and con- 
certs to be given in the Eliza Fowler Hall under 
the auspices of the University. The very best 
is to be procured in the way of lecturers, enter- 
tainers and musicians. The course will be 
backed up by the University and will be self- 
supporting if it is possible to make it so; at 
any event, it will be carried out as planned. 

"The price of course tickets will be as low as 
the quality of the entertainments will permit, 
since the course is primarily for the students. 
It is also planned that any excess that may ac- 
crue from an increased sale of tickets go to the 
extension of the course by the addition of en- 
tertainments or lectures." 

Such a course, in which one hears, and at 
least in a slight degree comes in contact with 
the greatest thinkers and speakers of the time, 
is certainly beneficial to students, and would be 
much appreciated by the students of our own 




Miss Ruth Athebury, of Chicago, came on 
Wednesday to begin work as a student at Ferry 

Mrs. Irene Hebard Coddington who attended 
Ferry Hall last year until shortly after Christ- 
mas, spent Sunday here as the guest of the Del- 
ta Phi Deltas. 

The Juniors gave a dinner party on Friday 
evening. The table was beautifully decorated 
in scarlet and Miss Bruen presided. 

President Harlan conducted one of our morn- 
ing chapel services last week, and Dr. McClure 
was with us on Wednesday evening. 

Perhaps the most profitable lectures which 
the Ferry Hall girls have ever had the pleasure 
and opportunity of hearing are those which Dr. 
Blva Wright gave on Tuesday, Thursday and 
Friday evenings. They were a course on Hy- 
giene, dealing with body compositions, food com- 
position — its uses and abuses; and special and 
general hygiene. Dr. Wright addressed the girls 
informally, and her straightforward manner in 
speaking, as well as her thorough way of treat- 
ing the subject, made her course of lectures 
all the more instructive, because it seemed that 
she was speaking to the girls individually. All 
her statements were ilustrated by her own per- 
sonal examples or by experiences of which she 
had known. 


What? "Thirty minutes late?" It can't be! 
"May be later?" O-oh, why I'm expecting some 
one on that train, and — oh how do you do, Mr. 
Baird? Isn't it provoking? Always late! Yes, 
I am expecting my friend, Miss Power. She was. 
my roommate all through college and I haven't 
seen her for two years. "Glad to see her?" Well, 
if I only had my hands on her this minute — 
wretched train! Yes, she is going to stay as 
long as I can keep her. Oh, yes indeed! of course 
I want you to meet her. Come up tomrrow 
night. I shall be selfish and keep her all to my- 
self tonight. Yes, I'll not forget. 

Why, good morning, Maud. Yes, I'm waiting 
for the train. You knew Polly's coming — oh, 
didn't you? Well, she is, and I've been waiting 
for this crawling train most of the morning. 
You've seen her picture. " Pretty?" as a flower — 
and dear. Be sure to come up. Run in any time. 
She never sleeps, so don't be afraid of spoiling 
any naps. "How long has it been?" Two years. 
Think of such an eternity! Will that snail of a 
train never get here. I could just — 

O good day to you, Mr. Lane. Yes, as usual, 
this train is hours late; well, no — not hours, but 

a half an hour, and I've been here ages waiting. 
Excuse me — no not ages, I should have said eons. 
My college chum is coming on this train — Yes,, 
all through the four years, and I've not seen a 
sight of her for centuries. "Misunderstood me?" 
No, I think not. Centuries is what I said. I 
speak a great deal in metaphor, Mr. Lane. It 
really isn't the amount of time that elapses, it is 
the mind's estimate of the amount of it that 
counts. Therefore centuries have passed since 
I saw Polly. Yes, she's going to stay until I tell 
her to go. Why, of course, come up. "When?" 
Let me see — day after tomorrow night I guess 
we'll be free — can you come then? Very well, 
we'll expect you Wednesday night. 

Why, hello, Tom. I'm so excited I can hardly 
walk! "The matter?" Oh, this sickening train! 
No, I'm not going away, — "then what am I car- 
ing?" Why, I'm expecting it. Now, don't try to 
be funny. I supposed a few other people were 
waiting for it, too, but not for the same thing 
I am — Polly's coming. What? "Complimentary? 
thing?" Tom Barker, I did not call her a thing. 
You make me too provoked. But she's coming — 
why, just as long as she has a good time. Now, 
do be nice, and don't get "grouchy" if any of the 
other men look at her. "When can you come 
over?" — well, I've promised tomorrow night and 
the next one — Oh, but I want her all by myself 
tonight. Tom, I am not selfish — No, there is not 
a person coming up tonight. What? Because I 
don't want you tonight — that's why! Oh, Tom, 
I thought you were never silly enough to get 
mad. Sriously, now, can't you understand how 
I feel about it? I want her all alone tonight, for 
there is so much to talk about that we'll not get 
through until — no, I did not say two a. m.! — and 
we do not care for any third person — I don't care 
if you would like her opinion as to the third par- 
ty. Mine will have to satisfy you. What? Well, 
Tom Barker, I am tired of this argument. You 
can think the matter over, and if you decide to 
come Thursday night, all right; if not — 

Oh, Helen, you are not going away, are you? 
Polly's coming today and I wouldn't have you 
leave town for anything. Oh, just for two days? 
Well, see that you don't stay longer. Do you 
know if the train is still thirty minutes late? 
"Thirty-five?" Oh, awful! Helen, I am simply 
so glad I can't talk, to think that Polly is coming 
on this miserable train. "How long?" Well, if 
she ever gets here I'll never let her go! "A dance 
Friday evening?" Oh, joy! "and Bloom's mu- 
sic?" I never was so good-feeling! You'll be 
back by that time, won't you? I want you and 
Polly to see lots of each other. She is pining to 
meet you, for I've told her all about you. Oh, 

4 6 


Mr. Lovitt — I must tell 

here come Walter and 

Yes, she is on the way. "Waiting?" Indeed, I 
have been waiting until I feel like going to meet 
the train. Well, if you knew her, Mr. Lovitt, 
you would go to the end of the earth to meet her. 
Wouldn't he, Walter? Walter saw her once at 
college, so he knows. "Let you come over?" I 
should be delighted to see you. "When?" We 
have only two more open nights this week — Fri- 
day and Saturday. No, just Saturday — Friday is 
the dance. Can you come Saturday night? All 
right — "for the dance?" Oh, that is splendid of 
you two, but Polly is out of the race. I'm not, 
so you can draw cuts, and see which of you will 
be unlucky enough to have to take me. "Both 
of you?" But really — well, all right, an extra 
man never looks out of place. "Sunday?" Why, 
nothing except church in the morning. Oh, glo- 
rious! "drive to Belle View in the afternoon and 
home by moonlight?" Well, I think we should! 
Thank you ever so much. Oh, there's Brother 
Bob and I must see him. Don't forget Saturday 

Oh, Bobby, I never was so tickled, Polly's most 
here and very night filled for this week — "You 
haven't a date?" You can have as many as you 
please — .iust think — breakfast, lunch and dinner 
always, and we expect you to adorn the parlor 
with us whenever Maud does not claim you. Say 
Bobby, have you any spare pennies? I might use 
a few. Polly will be thirsty by the time she gets 
here and we can stop at the drug store on the 
way home. Oh, thanks, Why Bob! you are an an- 
gel! Come and have a soda with us. Oh, you 
are always "too busy." Listen! There's the 
train — Oh, I cannot wait! Can you stay and see 
about her checks? Never mind if you are rush- 
ed, here's Tom. You'll see about them, won't 
you, Tom? 

"Am I still mad?" I never was. It was you 
who had the grumps. But aren't you excited? 
Will that train never come around the bend! "A 
dance Friday night?" So I've heard. "Been 
asked?" Of course we have been asked! Well! 
why didn't you ask us before? How should I 
know you wanted Polly? I did give you a chance 
— plenty of them. What? I hope I don't do all the 
talking. What! Tom, you are the most trying 
boy I know. I was going to tell you something 
nice — no I won't — Oh, there's the train, hurrah! 

Hurry up, we must get down to the other end 
of the platform. "Know her?" "Will I know 
her?" Oh, won't I.! She isn't in that car. Oh, 
Tom — nor in that — do you suppose she hasn't 
come? I'm not crying — these horrid cinders are 
flying so— Oh, there are only two more cars — 

I'm just — Oh, oh! There she is in that one — old 
darling! Back this way, Tom. Run. And this 
is what I was going to tell you — I've saved her 
for you for the dance. Yes, yes, come over to- 
night, too, if you want to. Hurry, hurry! O-oh 



On account of the deplorable death of Gus- 
tave Becker, resulting from injuries sustained 
on the football field, it has been decided to 
abandon football for the present season. It is to 
be regretted that this step was necessary, but 
we feel that under the existing circumstances it 
is the wisest course to pursue. 

Cross-country runs have been instituted for 
the benefit of those who need exercise. They 
are to be held twice a week, with the hounds of 
the Onwentsia club as pacemakers. The first took 
place on Friday, and was well attended. Mr. 
Sloane is encouraged by the way in which the 
students have taken hold. 

Earl France went home Sunday to be treated 
for a nervous trouble. It is the result of his old 
football injury. 

The Knockers' Club will soon take in some 
new members, as_ their enrollment is entirely 
too small for the amount oF work they have on 

A handicap track meet will be held on the 
school field October 24th, for the purpose of 
trying out material for indoor meets during the 
winter. Any member of the school is eligible, 
and gold and silver medals will be awarded to 
the winners of first and second places in each 
event. This meet should bring forth some spir- 
ited contests, especially in the dashes, where 
several good men will meet. 

A silly young person named Beecher, 

Once said to a hen "You dear Creature," 

And the hen just for that 

Laid an egg in his hat; 

And thus did the Henry Ward Beecher. — EX. 


Wednesday of last week the class of 1907 act- 
ing upon the names submitted by the nominating 
committee elected officers as follows: 

President, Lloyd A. Munger. 

Vice-president, Marguerite Robertson. 

Secretary, Mabel Terhune. 

Treasurer, Edward M. Bush. 

Ath. Rep. to Board of Control, Fred D. Bethard. 



Our record continues with the graduates of 
'81, '82, and '83, and with those non-graduates 
enrolled in the issue of the catalogue for 1880- 

Class 1881. 

Jewett, Frederick H., B. A., '81. Missionary 
American Sunday School Union. Deceased. 

Jewett, Franklin S. B. A. '81. M. D. Hahne- 
mann Medical College, Philadelphia, Pa., Practis- 
ing physician. Providence, R. I. Married 1896 
Miss Emma J. Knight. Address 63 Jackson 
Street, Providence, R. I. 

Rhea, (Wilson) Annie D., B.A., '81. Blank 
wanting as yet. Now a missionary in Tabriz, 

Stanley, Hiram M., B.A., '81. After graduation 
attended Union Seminary, New York, Andover 
Seminary, and Harvard University, B. D. Ando- 
v-er, '84. Taught at Ferry Hall and Lake Forest 
College 1886-1893 and was librarian at the Col- 
lege from 1888 to 1891. Deceased 1903. A short 
biographical article about Mr. Stanley and his 
writings was published in the alumni number of 
the Stentor, in June last. 

Skinner, (Thurston) Charlotte, Ph. B. 1881. 
Taught Latin and English in high schools. Mar- 
ried 1S90 to Henry N. Thurston, B.A. Dartmouth, 
'86, now head of the department of History and 
Sociology, Chicago Normal School. Children: 
Henry N., 1893, Marjorie, 1894, Charlotte Howe, 
Robert Ray, 1897, Addres, 6946 Perry 
avenue, Chicago. 

Class of 1882. 

Baker, Enos Pomeroy, B.A. '82. B. D. McCor- 
mick Theological Seminary, '86. Has served 
many churches and missionary fields. Midland, 
Mich., 1886-87. North Park, Col., 1888-89. Ore- 
gon, III., 1890-91, and various churches in Cali- 
fornia, 1891-02. Was treasurer of the Presby- 
terian College of the Southwest, Del Norte, Col., 
1894-98. President of same '95-'98. Married 
June 22,1882, Miss Caro Ordway, L.F., '82. Ad- 
dress, El Monte, Cal., R.D. No. 1. 

Ordway, (Baker) Caro. Ph.B. '82. Married 
June 22, 1882, Enos Pomeroy Baker, B.A., L.F. 
'82. Has been occupied mainly with home and 
church duties. 1893-98 was in Academic work 
in the Presbyterian College of the Southwest, 
Del Norte, Cal. Address El Monte, Cal., R. D. 
No. 1. 

Class of 1883. 
Gardner, (Halsey) Elizabeth. Ph. B. '83. 
Married 1885 John J. Halsey, Professor of Po- 
litical and Social Science, Lake Forest College. 
Daughter Katherine Carolyn, born 1886. Ad- 
dress Lake Forest. 


McKinney, (Bergen), Mary, Ph. B. '83. Has 
made a considerable study of the Chinese, 
French and German languages. Married 1883, 
Rev. Paul D. Bergen, missionary to China. Son 
Paul Chalfant, born Sept. 26, 1893. Has trav- 
eled around the world twice. Address Wei 
Hsien, Shantung Province. N. China. 

Miller, John William, B.A. '83. B. D. McCormick 
'86. Presbyterian minister in various fields. 
Married in 1891, Miss Frances Gertrude Amer- 
man. Children: Peter A. 1892, Margaret Vardy 
1894, Helen Alice, 1899. Has spent a great deal of 
time in personal investigation of the Indians 
and has prepared a series of lectures on the 
subject. Address Westminster, Cal. 

Ross, Kenneth J. B A. '83. Spokane Falls, 
Wash. No report. 

Vaughn (Groeneveld) Loretta Ruth. Ph.B. '83. 
Married 1885 Rev. E. J. Groeneveld, graduate of 
Lenox College and Princeton Seminary, now 
pastor of the largest Presbyterian church in 
Montana. Children: Elizabeth J. 1886, John 
Axtell, 1888. Address Butte, Mont. 

The following were enrolled for the first time 
in the catalogue of 1880-81. 

Canfield, James A. 1880-81. Clerk at Hudson, 
Mich., for five years, and for same period of 
time merchant at St. Joseph, Mo., For past ten 
years editor and proprietor Patchogue, N. Y 
Advance, a weekly newspaper. Director of lo 
cal bank and interested in politics. Married 1888 
Miss Martha A. Loyster. Children: Emilie 1889 
Dorothy 1892, Louise 1895. Address Patchogue. 
L. I., N. Y. 

Deam, Andrew H., 1880-81. Pursued study of 
chemistry and natural science later, as opportu 
nity afforded. Has been much interested in the 
development of a uniform grading system for 
country schools. Has been occupied with build- 
ing and railway construction, and in the em- 
ploy of telephone and electric companies. Now 
with Kokomo and Marion Traction Co., Kokomo, 

Dickinson, Mary W. 1880-83. After making a 
very high record in college, Miss Dickinson was 
obliged, on account of ill health, to withdraw 
before finishing her course, and did not long 

Dymond, John H. 1880-81. "Has been in the 
harness ever since leaving Lake Forest — always 
in the employ of somebody else, but always in 
good positions." Now General Manager Chicago 
Heights Terminal Transfer Co. Married 1890, 
Mary Lucile Brown. Children: Arthur E. 1891, 
Kathryn 1892, died 1893; Eleanor E., 1896. Ad- 
dress 136 Jackson Boulevard, Chicago. 


Hill, Edgar P. 1880-82. B. A. Williams, 1884. 
D.D. Beloit 1895. Graduate of McCormick Semi- 
nary. Studied law one year. Minister of Pres- 
byterian church, Freeport, 111., 1889-95, Portland, 
Ore., 1895. Has traveled abroad a number of 
times and has written much for religious and 
secular press. Married 1888, Miss Harriette M. 
Rice, a graduate of Milwaukee Female Seminary. 
Children: Howard Rice 1889, Edgar Rice 1893. 
Address Portland, Ore. 

Loop. Albert E„ 1880-81. County Treasurer 
Boone County, Til. City Treasurer Belvi- 
dere, 111. Since 1893 cashier First Na- 
tional Bank, Belvidere. Married, 1893, Miss 
Kate L. Lawrence, who studied at University of 
Illinois. Children: Gertrude 1894; Edwin 1895. 
Address Belvidere. 

Mackay. Allan. 1880-83. Studied theology 
chiefly at McCormick, but was graduated at 
Auburn, 1887. In 1888 took charge of mission 
station at Fort Wrangel, Alaska; in 1892 moved 
to Ilwaco, Washington, and since 1894 has had 
charge of fields at Tracy, Calistoga and Covelo 
in California. Married, 1887, Miss Frances Lo- 
zer, educated at Canadaigua, N. Y. Children: 
E. G. Minette 188S, J. Irene 1890, Seth Archibald 
1892. Address Covelo, Cal. 

Smith, Delavan, 1880-83. Studied further 
one year at Massachusetts Institute of Tech- 
nology. Has been occupied with business and 
literary pursuits. Address, Lake Forest. 

Young, Brigham S., 1880-81. Graduated in 
pharmacy and chemistry at Ohio Normal Univer- 
sity, Ada, Ohio. For last fifteen years profes- 
sor of these subjects in the above institution. 
State chemist, 1890-1902. Married, 1887, Miss 
Lizzie Sliter of Vicksburg, Mich. Son: Brig- 
ham Scott, Jr., 1895. Address, Ada, Ohio. 

We have in the cases of the following, the 
addresses given, but no further authentic infor- 

Staver, Charles L., 1880-81. Canyon, Cal. 

Woleben, Henry D., 1880-81, Marengo, 111. 

Respecting the following we are without any 
news whatever. The "undiscovered" list will 
grow much smaller with subsquent issues. The 
collegiate address is given: 

Bronson, William, West Union, O. 

Griffith, Charles E, Lawrence, Kans. 

Henderson, Horace W., Denver, Colo. 

McKean, Netta J., Anamosa, la. 

Peare, Henry T„ Chicago, deceased. 

Shapley, Louisa B.. Anamosa, la. 

Waters, John, Belfast, Ireland. 

Current Notes. 

Miss S. Louise Mitchell has gone for the win- 
ter to Duluth, where her address is 1412 East Su- 
perior street. 


The Rev. E. L. Jones is doing a quiet, progress- 
ive work in the church at Cayuga, N. Y. A friend 
writes that "he is almost worshipped by all the 
townspeople of all denominations and of no de- 

Alvah W. Doran is studying for the Catholic 
Priesthood in the Collegio Americano del Nord 
at Rome. In a recent letter he says, "Should 
any one from the old school be coming abroad, 
I trust he will look me up in Rome, where I am 
to be until next June at least." 


The Rev. A. Haberly was recently made Mod- 
erator of his PresbytQry in Oregon. 

H. W. Harris is Principal of the high school at 
Rome, N. Y.; with an enrollment of 260 pupils. 

George Eisenhart is now practising law at his 
home in Binghampton, N. Y. He is taking active 
part in politics, recently having been elected 
president of a young men's Republican club of 
nearly a thousand me'mbers. 

Little Rock, Ark., Oct. 10. 
Editor Stentor — 

Under another cover I am sending you a copy 
of The Arkansas Democrat, containing an item 
concerning two Lake Forest alumni that may in- 
terest you. Caron and Mallory are two of three 
Immigration Agents in Little Rock, a city of 
50,000 population, for the Missouri Pacific — Iron 
Mountain System. This carries with it passes 
over the entire system of 6,000 miles and addi- 
tional perquisites. The tour mentioned in the 
item is that of the northern agents of the sys- 
tem, who are traveling in a special train of Pull- 
mans through this section of the South to New 
Orleans and other points. Little Rock is turn- 
ing itself wrong side out to dine and toast this 
party, when they arrive next Monday, and other 
cities will do the same. 

Perhaps you may be interested in this, Lake 
Forest has five alumni in Little Rock — Mallory, 
'02, Krueger, '02, Caron, ex-'Ol, G. H. Campbell, 
ex-'02, and Herdman, ex-'05. Campbell, Herd- 
man and myself are with the New York Life In- 
surance Co., and Mallory and Caron are editor 
and manager of the State Republican, the offi- 
cial organ of the party in Arkansas. Last month 
Campbell did himself proud by leading the entire 
field force of his company in this state in the 
amount of business done. 

Yours with best wishes for the Stentor, 


The Stentor. 

Vol. XVIII. Lake Forest, III., October 22, 1903. No. 5 


Could I put my soul in a song, 

Dear heart, 
Nor rhyme one word of it wrong — 
To you would it all belong, 

Dear heart — 
The soul and the soug ! 

You know that, once, in the night, 

Dear heart, 
I was lost, without guidance or light — 
Till your eyes brought me my sight, 

Dear heart, 
And scattered the night. 

You know that, once, in my grief, 

Dear heart, 
All love seemed barren and brief — 
Till your smile brought me belief, 

Dear heart, 
And won me from grief. 

You know — nay, why should I speak, 

Dear heart ? 
Though willing, ray spirit was weak — 
Till I felt your hand on my cheek, 

Dear heart — 
And heard God speak ! 

So this is the soul of my song, 

Dear heart — 
Though I've used the whole of it wrong 
To you does it all belong, 

Dear heart, 
My soul and my song ! 



The philosophy class was not large, but wide- 
spread; in one row across the room sat the six 
students. The professor had grown old in his me- 
thodical habits, and so long as there was no noise 
to disturb his thoughts he paid little attention to 
any but the student that was reciting. 

He always called upon them in the same order. 
Burton was the first. When he had told all he 
knew, which usually took but a little while, for 
he was more of a dreamer than a thinker, he most 
often turned and settled himself in his seat, 
seemingly to follow the trend of thought expressed 
quietly and solemnly by the old professor, but in 
reality thinking of many things besides philoso- 
phy. As often as he dared, but not as often as 
he wished, he glanced at the girl who sat at the 
other end of the row of seats. 

Her face was worth more than a single glance. 
Simple of contour, the color fading then glowing, 
coming and going, in her soft cheeks — her fea- 
tures were fresh with the beauty of budding wom- 
anhood. There were others in college as fair as 
she, hut none had as lovely eyes. It seemed to 
Burton that they were the crowning glory of her 
face. Large, dark, sometimes dreamy, then flash- 
ing gleams of light from under long, dark lashes, 
they seldom glanced in his direction, and if they 
chanced to meet his gaze, with a flush to the 
cheek she turned them again upon her book or 
toward the instructor. 

Burton did not love the girl, indeed had known 
her for a very little while; but her eyes had a 
strange attraction for him. He seemed to recog- 
nize in them a half-forgotten light; he felt a vague 
sense that he had seen them in a long-distant 
time and place. Often he sat studying her as 
she recited or listened to the lesson; always he 
wondered whence came the strange dim memory. 
One morning the class was discussing the sub- 
ject of thought currents, the transfer of vibratory 
thoughts, like a message on the wireless tele- 
graph, through hundreds of miles of space. Many 
anecdotes were told; of twin brothers whose dan- 
gers were felt each by the other even when many 
leagues separated them; of lovers who, apart, 
could feel and answer a thought message; of tel- 
apathic power possessed by father and daughter, 
or by very dear friends. In the course of the talk, 
the transmigration of souls, and the possibility 
of a second earthly life were mentioned. 

That night, after the lessons had been done, 
Burton lay on his couch reading a story by Poe. 
The flickering light warned him that the oil was 
failing, and so he laid down the book. His mind 
then turned to the mystery of the conceits talked 
of in the morning class ; and while he lay absorbed 


in these thoughts, ever before him flashed and 
gleamed the light of those black eyes that seemed 
so strangely familiar. 

While thus he mused, he felt a gradual numb- 
ness, and then an oppression as of a crushing 
weight upon him. His arms were powerless to 
lift it; and when he thought that he would die 
unless relieved, a sudden crash unburdened him. 
Then he felt himself lightly falling, twirling like 
a feather from some soaring eagle, down, 
down through shadowy, filmy cloud, into a mist 
and through it, farther down, ever gently, until 
at last he stopped. 

Soon a gentle wind aroused him and he looked 
about. Behind him on a hill stood a city with a 
wall around it. Through a gate he saw strange 
earth-colored houses, topped with flat, low-walled 
roofs on which were flowers and vines. Men in 
loosely flowing robes of white walked back and 
forth between the houses. 

And Burton looked at himself and saw that he 
had a similar costume of finely textured cloth. 
On his feet were leathern sandals fastened with 
delicately tanned sheepskin bands; around his 
waist was a richly corded girdle. His head was 
bare, and long silken curls fell before his eyes. 
Pushing them aside, he turned and looked away 
from the city. 

Far off in front of him the last red gleams of 
the setting sun colored a horizon that dipped into 
the sea. Between him and the faintly visible line of 
beach, long, low, sand-crested hills stretched from 
north to south. The nearer rows were higher and 
crowned with darkening vineyards. At intervals 
along the ridges, deep, shadowy ravines broke 
through and let the tumbling mountain waters 
go rushing down to the restful depths of the far 
off sea. Nearer still, clinging to the gentle moun- 
tain slope, a spacious, cultured vineyard stretched 
before him, and from a gap in its close trimmed 
hedge, a well-worn path approached the spot 
where he stood. 

When he looked at this a moment, he suddenly 
started from his reverie and walked down the 
grass fringed path. As he entered the vineyard, 
a man in meaner costume met him, bowed him- 
self to the ground, and then proceded toward the 
city, in which lighta were now beginning to 
twinkle. Quickening' his pace. Burton went on 
clown between tne rows of dark-leaved vines on 
which hung the ripening fruit clusters. 

He had almost reached a shrub-surrounded plot 
on which stood a lodge covered over with dense- 
woven twining creepers, when the sweet tones of 
a soprano voice came to him, wafted over the in- 
tervening arbors; and he trod more lightly that 
he might hear the song. In a language strangely 
familiar as is his native tongue to a long-wander- 


5 1 

ing exile, the music rising and falling in tender 
strains full of exquisite pathos, these words came 
to him on the evening air: 

When the dew at dusk is falling, 
When the gentle evening cometh, 
Sings a voice within me calling, 
Sounds a voice, melodious, clear; 
'My beloved how approacheth, 
My dear lover draweth near.' 

Burton's heart beat faster as he neared the 
lodge, for the melody sent coursing through his 
body responsive vibratory emotions. An unseen 
magnetic force drew him onward towards the 
singer, who seemed conscious of his noiseless 
foot-steps and modulated her tones so that the 
verses of the song were ever faintly audible. As 
he stepped forth from the shrubbery where he had 
heard the closing crooning lines, he lifted up his 
hand to greet the singer. 

She stood in a low arched doorway, a slender 
dark-haired woman — no, not a woman yet, for 
her steps were light and free as she ran with girl- 
ish eagerness to meet him. 

The enfolding draperies that shaped themselves 
to her graceful body were spotless white in ev- 
ery part, contrasting with the wealth of rich, 
black hair that, wreath-like, encircled her fore- 
head and fell in a great waving coil at her neck. 
A flush of pleasure lighted up her face, and her 
lips were parted with a smile of gladness. 

He caught her hands in his and for a moment 
held her from him and gazed into her large dark 
dreamy eyes. And, as he looked, he began to un- 
derstand; and then, as he drew her to him, he felt 
himself again transported, — and he awoke. 

The morning light of the northern sun shone 
into Burton's room. A glow of warmth and beauty 
covered wall and table, chairs and couch. He 
looked up at the little china clock, arose and 
dressed and went to his class; for the bell had 
already rung. Shutting the door behind him, he 
quietly took his seat, and then looked across the 
room at the maiden of his thoughts and of his 
dream. Her eyes met his and this time did not 
turn away, nor falter; and the renewal of an old 
love began with the lingering glance that passed 
between them. 


The first meeting of the "Coterie" for the cur- 
rent year was held on Tuesday at the home of 
the president of the club, Miss Annie Brown. On 
Wednesday, at the invitation of Mrs. Stanton, the 
members of the club attended the celebration of 
"Emerson Day" at the Woman's club in Chicago. 
After the club luncheon; they listened to addresses 
on Emerson by Mrs. Mary E. Lewis and Mrs. Ce- 
lia Parker Woolley. 


Little Cupid, aweary one day 
Upon a bed of flowers lay. 
"Methinks," quoth he, "I'll rest my bow 
For many an arrow sent, has cut 
Some heart in twain, I know." 

With a wicked buzz, a bumble bee 
Flew round his victim in greatest glee. 
"Methinks," quoth he, "I'll send my dart, 
For the nectar which I fain would sip 
This child has seized in part. 

Cupid awoke from his painful nap 
And flew to his mother's open lap. 
"Oh! dear,' cried he, "I die from pain, 
For some green-winged thing has pierced 
My cheek, it seems, in twain." 

Cythera kissed 'lis burning cheek, 
While Cupid lay with spirit meek. 
"But child," said she, "How sharp must be 
The pain of that unerring dart 
Sent flying home by thee." 

— O. S. T. 


Miss Annie McClure has just arrived home from 

Professor Thomas has been at the Synod at 
Springfield yesterday and today. 

A new yell has been heard on the campus: 
'"Rah, 'rah, 'rah; 'Rah, 'rah, 'rah; 'Rah, 'rah, 'rah; 
White Bread!" 

Reserved seats for the hockey games on sale 
in The Stentor office. It is the only safe place on 
the campus when the "shinny" clubs are out. 

The junior class yesterday elected E. S. Scott 
and W. H. Ferguson to the offices of editor and 
manager, respectively, of the 1904 Forester. 

Clarence C. Talcott of Joliet has entered college 
with freshman standing. Owing to illness he was 
not able to come at the beginning of the semester. 

Miss Sargent gave an address on "The Im- 
portance of Biblical Study in Colleges" at the 
Woman's Meeting in the church Thursday after- 

As the Stentor goes to press, word comes from 
Lake Forest that the freshmen are having a par- 
ty. It is to be hoped that it is not another false 

The chapel choir will be composed of the follow- 
ing men: 

Adams, Beach, Bethard, Charleson, Churchill, 
Diver, Fales, Ferguson, Hood, Longbrake, McCon- 
nell, Munger, Shrayer, Smith, Stevens, Thompson, 

The stentoR 

\he Mtetnt g ^orietie^ 


Aletheian devoted Friday evening to initiation. 
Twenty new members were formally received 
into the society, after which refreshments were 
served. The meeting was enjoyed by all. 

The program given at Athe- 
naean Monday night was an 
follows : 

Devotional — Mr. Rath. 
Talk— "The Future of Ireland"— 
Mr. Fales. 

Declamation — Mr. Erskine. 

Debate — "Resolved that Members of the Cabinet 
Should Have Seats in Congress." Affirmative, 
Mr. Diver; negative, Mr. Smith. 

In dealing with his subject, Mr. Fales brought 
out the characteristics of the Irish race, their sub- 
sequent history and the principle causes retard- 
ing their development. He spoke further of the 
good qualities in the Irish character and their 
rapid progress at the present time. 

The debate closed the regular program. The 
judges' decision was in favor of the affirmative. 

Particular features of the program 
Monday evening were: a declama- 
tion by Mr. Andrews, a piano solo 
by Mr. McConnell, a talk on "Board- 
ing Houses as I Have Known Them," 
by Mr. Bell, a talk on "The Canadian Soo" by 
Mr. Hennings and a paper by Mr. Burghart on 
""The Relation of Chemistry and Literature." 
Mr. Burghart said in part: 

"There is an old poem of the middle ages by an 
obscure Latin writer who was both monk and sci- 
entist in a small way. The poem, entitled "The 
Triumphant Car of Stibium, or Antimony," illus- 
trates quite well the way in which the little sci- 
entific knowledge of the day had to be concealed. 
It is supposed to have been written in celebration 
of the man's discovery of a way of getting gold 
from antimony, or, as it seemed to him, of con- 
verting a baser metal into gold. Given in prose, 
part of the passage reads thus: 

The king's diadem is made of pure gold and a 
chaste bride must be married unto him; where- 
fore, if ye will work on our bodies, take the most 
ravenous gray wolf which by reason of his name 
is subject to the valorous Mars, but by the gene- 
sis of his nativity is subject to old Saturn — found 
in the mountains and in the valleys of the world. 

He is very hungry; cast into him the king's body 
that he may be nourished by it. When he hath 
devoured the king, make a great fire into which 
cast the wolf that he may be quite burned; then 
will the king be at liberty. When ye have done 
this thrice, then hath the king overcome the 
world, neither can he find any more of him to 
feed upon. 

The key to this mysterious jargon, which was 
said to have been found, gives the following in- 
terpretation in the language of modern chemistry: 
The ravenous gray wolf is the sulphide of antimo- 
ny; the king's body typifies the metal gold'; the 
sulphide is decomposed by iron with the aid of 
heat, and is thus subject to the valorous Mars. 
When these three elements are subjected to great 
heat in a crucible the king, gold, is liberated. 

The old monk was not dreaming when he wrote 
his poem. Chemistry was just being put into lit- 
erature that forced it to be mysterious. Such writ- 
ers did not intend to be deceitful; it was the 
spirit of the times, that knowledge of this sort 
should not be given to the people. It was wicked 
to reveal the secrets of nature to the common 
eyes. Indeed, there was an old proverb that said 
that when philosophers speak openly, a deceit 
lies behind their words; but when they speak 
enigmatically they may be depended upon. This 
was what smothered the early development of 
chemistry, and it shows also why the literature 
and imaginative spirit of writers must be studied 
before their science can be understood." 


Lake Forest Is Invited to Join the Northern 
Illinois Intercollegiate Oratorical League. 

As an evidence of the ability of our new in- 
structor in oratory, a letter from Mr. J. B. Cook, 
secretary of the Northern Illinois Intercollegiate 
Oratorical league, has been received, inviting 
Lake Forest college to become a member of this 
association. At present it is composed of Whea- 
ton college. Wheaton; Northwestern college, Na- 
perville; Lombard college, Galesburg. The or- 
ganization was perfected last year, and the first 
oratorical contest was held at Naperville last 
spring. The contest this year will be held at 

The correspondence to Mr. Lewis states that 
the event of last year was an unqualified success, 
the three colleges being presented by able speak- 
ers. Mr. Lewis is now awaiting the answer to 
inquiries in regard to the laws of the league and 
the conditions governing the awarding of prizes. 
After the receipt of the information the matter 
will be put before the student body, or be acted 
upon by the classes engaged in oratorical work. 



Board of Control Sleets and Decides to Have a 
IVew Constitution — Committee Appointed. 

Friday afternoon the Board of Control, consider- 
ing further the decision of last year whereby the 
men's and women's athletic association, were 
united, decided that a new constitution is neces- 
sary. Scott and Richman were elected to act with 
Professor McKee and two representatives from 
the women in drawing up such a constitution. It 
was suggested that the board of control is becom- 
ing too large and that one representative from 
each team would be sufficient for all purposes. At 
present the board consists of the coach, one mem- 
ber of the faculty, the captain and the managers 
of the football, baseball and track teams and one 
representative from each class. Basket-ball, ei- 
ther for men or women, is not represented. Ten- 
nis has a separate association. The size of the 
board will be regulated in the constitution; be- 
fore it can be adopted it must be passed upon by 
the students in mass meeting. Misses Killen and 
Robinson have since been appointed to this com- 


The Racine college football team for some un- 
known reason, was unable to present itself as a 
sacrifice to our team's rising ambition, so it be- 
came necessary for Manager Carter to seek vic- 
tims elsewhere. Northwestern military academy 
looked good to him, and as it were perfectly wil- 
ling, a game was arranged. Although Lake For- 
est won by a score of 30 to 5 it was an unsatis- 
factory victory in many respects. Fumbling was 
frequent, and the interference slow in forming. 
A few minutes after play had begun Northwes- 
tern worked the ball up towards Lake Forest's 
goal and on a third down Meyer drop kicked a 
neat goal. Lake Forest did not score until near 
the end of the half, when Black secured the ball 
on a fumble and with a clear field scored an easy 
touchdown. Stark kicked goal. Score, 6-5. 

In the second half, the superior weight of the 
college began to tel), and the 'cad's' defense grew 
weaker and weaker. But at that we secured only 
four touchdowns, mainly because of the frequent 

The lineup: 

L- F. C. N. W. M. A. 

Jamieson L.E Lewis 

Stark L.T Hinman 

Charleson L.G Bissell 

Hennings C Yale 

Chapman R.G Zippich 

Bloom R.T Harshberger 

Yeomans R.E Marble 

Milner Q Meyer 

Campbell L.H.B Lomhagen 

Black R.H.B Porter 

Slusher F.B Ward 


Referee — Drew. Umpire Hershberger. Time 
of halves 20 minutes. Touchdowns, Jamieson, 
Slusher 2, Black 2. Field goal Meyer. Goals from 
touchdown, Stark 5. 

Football Notes. 

Turn out and cheer the team during practice. 

The scrubs made a brave showing last week, 
coming out with a full team on three of the five 

Chapman was very much alive in Saturday's 
game, and his work was of a cyclonic nature. 

Padded jerseys have been ordered for the foot- 
ball team. Besides the protection afforded to el- 
bows and shoulders, the appearance of the team 
will be improved by this much needed purchase. 

While comparative scores count for but little in 
the football world, it would seem that our score 
against Notre Dame, in comparison with that of 
Depauw, would indicate that we should beat the 
team representing the latter institution. Lake 
Forest held Notre Dame to 28 points, but they 
rolled up 56 against Depauw. 


Erskine Champion— Defeats Beach in the Final 
Bound. 6-3, 6-4. 

The annual fall tennis tournament which was 
played this week, brought out a very fair grade 
of tennis. It was almost a certainty from the 
first, that Beach and Erskine would be in the fi- 
nals, although neither of them has played much 
this summer. Erskine won in straight sets, 6-3, 
6-4. Although the score seems to indicate a 
rather easy victory, the match was undecided un- 
til the last game. Beach excels in back court 
work, Erskine at the net and in placing. 

The score of the tournament follows: 

Andrews defeated Hoops, 6-2, 6-1. 

Michael defeated Stewart, 6-4, 6-2. 

Burrows defeated Farr, 6-1, 6-0. 

Beach defeated Cobb, 6-1, 6-3. 

Erskine defeated Graff, 6-0, 6-2. 

Ferguson defeated Dunn, 6-0, 6-2. 

Clos defeated Thompson by default. 

Scott defeated McConnell, 6-0, 6-1. 

Andrews defeated Michael. 3-6. 6-2, 6-0. 

Beach defeated Burrows, 6-4, 6-2. 

Erskine defeated Ferguson, by default. 

Clos defeated Scott, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2. 

Beach defeated Andrews, 6-0, 6-0. 

Erskine defeated Clos, 6-2, 6-3. 

Erskine defeated Beach, 6-3, 6-4. 



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Directory of Student Organizations. 

Athletic Association— President, Prof. R. H. McKee; Secre- 
tary, E. S. Scott. 

Football— Manager, W. N. Carter; Captain, Fermar T. Black. 

Baseball— Manager, Arthur W. Campbell; Captain, T. Edgar 

Tennis Association — President, Lowell H. Beach ; Secretary, 
Chas. Cobb. 

Y. M. C. A.— President, George Cromley; Secretary, L C. 

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Garrick Vesta Tilley in "Algy' 


Program for second concert. Oct. 30 and 31: 

Overture, Solonnelle, Opus 72 Glazounow 

a Entr'acte, B minor , Rosamunde , Schubert 

b Menuetto, from Serenade No. 1 Brahms 

Symphony No. 2, D minor, Opus 70 Dvorak 

Introduction Symphonique Du 2 me acte. L'Etranger 

(new) D'Indy 

Tone Poem, Death and Transfiguration Strauss 

Vospiel, Die Meistersinger Wagner 

In the Indianapolis News of Saturday, Oct. 17, 
is a description of Zion City by Professor Halsey. 

The Stentor will publish no unsigned copy. 

After the first day of November all unpaid sub- 
scriptions to The Stentor will be $2. See above. 

Are you writing a college story? Are you compos- 
ing a cheer? Have you paid your athletic sub- 

We call especial attention to the article on the 
Perry Hall page entitled "A Spanish School." 

In Mr. Hamm's account of his experiences last 
summer, and his observations of the requirements 
of those who are seeking a college education, he 
mentioned the desire of many students for a two- 
year pre-scientiflc course preparatory to entrance 
in a purely scientific institution. He expressed 
the opinion that the school which provides such 
an abbreviated course may be sure of large en- 
rollment. He is right in this; the roster of such 
institutions as have tried the plan proves the 
fact of the increased attendance. 

However, the advocates of the shortened col- 
lege course are those large universities that have 
good technical schools for which they are seek- 
ing students. The small college has no room for 
the two-year specialist. Its purpose is widely 

It is not to be lamented that at the present 
time many men are taking up engineering, elec- 
trical, mechanical and civil; there is a demand 
for the thoroughly prepared specialist in these 
lines. There is the same demand for thoroughly 
prepared physicians and lawyers. Every business 
and profession requires more preparation than in 
former years, and the requirements will continue 
to become more and more rigid. 

It is to be lamented, however, that many boys 
and girls, to whom has been preached the doc- 
trine, 'get into your life work quickly, quickly,' 
cannot see that without the previous broad foun- 
dation studies no one can become a successful 
specialist. Life is for living; doing is a large part 
of the living, but energy to be expended must 
previously be stored up. As Dr. Henry Van Dyke 1 
says in his letter in the Educational Review, col- 
lege is the place where the strength and knowl- 
edge to be used in later years is acquired. 

Time is an important question, but the broadest 
men say that the longer the preparation, the larg- 
er and better will be the accomplishments there- 
after. Pour years seem a long time to spend ■ in 
general studies with the prospect of at least three 
more in the professional school. This question 
has been discussed widely in educational meet- 
ings and journals, and the opinions on it are as 
many as are the educators who present them. 

But it' is the university that will shorten the 
course to make it attractive to those who think 
they must specialize at once. The small college, 
of which class Lake Forest is proud to be, seeks 
students of another type. It wants those who can 



see that four years of daily* association with men 
and women who desire a hroad foundation, is 
time well spent, which will fit them for a higher 
specialization and better work in the years that 
follow. Lake Forest will never have a two year 
pre-scientific course; nor is it likely to reduce 
the time even to three years. Some students who 
have had a ■ few advanced entrance credits and 
who have devoted all their time to study have been 
able to graduate in three years. Many others 
could have done so, but have stayed the four 
years, realizing the value of the life and training, 
and never regretting the fourth, the crowning 
year of their undergraduate work. 


Mr. and Mrs. Herschberger are living at the 
Paul Benson house. 

Milner, Munger and Jamieson, '07, are pledged 
to Phi Pi Epsilon fraternity. 

Miss Edna Ward, ex-'03, is now engaged in 
"Hull House" work in Chicago. 

Miss Carrie McNitt of Logansport, Ind., visited 
her sister at Lois Hall over Sunday. 

Mrs. Walter C. Larned gave a dinner to the 
members of the faculty Friday evening. 

Dave and John Jackson are enjoying a hunting 
trip in the woods of Northern Wisconsin. 

Work Wanted. — Suits pressed; typewriting 
done. L. C. Smith, Room 37, College hall. 

Miss Blanche Patterson has entered college as 
a special student in the German department. 

Miss Mary Reynolds enjoyed a visit last week 
from her father, the Rev. Mr. C. G. Reynolds, of 

Mrs. C. K. Butler left on Saturday morning for 
a short visit with her daughter Hortense, at Day- 
ton, O. 

Curtis, Myers, Rogers, Williams, Walker and 
Wentworth, old Lake Forest boys, visited friends 
over Sunday. 

Burgeson, '05, JHoops, '06, and Michael, Dunn, 
Shumway and Andrews, '07, are pledged to Omega 
Psi fraternity. 

Miss Julia Day, who took private lessons with 
Professor Needham this summer, is now special- 
izing in biology. 

The Rev. Mr. Driscoll, field secretary of Macal- 
ester college of St. Paul, Minn., spoke in chapel 
one day last week. 

Churchill, Bush, Crighton, Slusher, McConnell, 
Bethard and Palmer made the initial trip to Wau- 
kegan Friday evening. 

Churchill, '05, Rath, '07, Bethard, '07, and Palm- 

er, '07, were initiated into the Phi Pi Epsilon fra- 
ternity last Saturday night. 

Dunn, '07, paid a visit to Logansport last week. 
He returned Monday morning, refreshed by the 
sight of the dear old Wabash. 

Jackman, '06, has been on crutches since 
Wednesday morning, the 14th, with a sprained an- 
kle. The freshmen were after him. 

Some of the fellows have said that the open 
house at Lois Durand hall Saturday evening was 
one of the best that has ever been held. 

Professor Stevens has been confined to his home 
during the past week on account of illness. Hen- 
nings, '04, has been conducting his classes. 

During the absence of Mrs. McKee, who is vis- 
iting her parents at Carthage, Professor McKee 
is staying at the home of Professor Stevens. 

On Saturday, Miss Laura Rogers visited Miss 
Ida Francis, '03, who is happily situated at As- 
cham Hall, a girl's seminary in the city, where 
she is teaching Latin. 

Hautau and Munger, '07, have a small printing 
establishment in one of the rooms in the Durand 
Institute. They are prepared to do good work 
on job printing, cards, letter-heads and the like. 

Mr. John Rice was a visitor at chapel and at 
some of the recitations Wednesday of last week. 
He is a civil engineer with headquarters in St. 
Louis. He has been in charge of several railroad 
surveying trips in Arkansas. 

Rev. and Mrs. G. A. Burrell, of Brooklyn, N. Y., 
visited friends in town last week. Mrs. Burrell, as 
Miss Caroline Benedict, lived in Lake Forest un- 
til the time of her marriage in 18S8, and after be- 
ing graduated at Ferry Hall taught for some 
years in the Academy with great success. 

The Y. W. C. A. held its regular meeting on 
Thursday evening with Miss Belle Bartlett acting 
as leader. Many good thoughts were expressed 
along the line suggested by the topic, "The Ad- 
vantage of Friends.' Miss Nettie Betten and Miss 
Jessie Killen were selected by the association 
as delegates to the convention to be held at Gales- 
burg, Oct. 22-25. 

Fire destroyed the residence of Mrs. Sylvester 
Lind Saturday evening. Kindling near the kitch- 
en stove caught fire and started the blaze. Only 
a small part of the furniture was saved. Mrs. Lind 
is staying for the present at the home of Miss 
Annie Brown. Mr. Lind was one of the founders 
and generous promoters of the university, and 
only loss in the great Chicago fire prevented him 
from doing more. For some time the schools here 
at Lake Forest were called in his honor, Lind uni- 


COLLEGE ENROLLMEMT Dr - Francis Landley Patton, formerly president 

of Princeton university, was inaugurated president 

Statistics Showing the Increase in the JYumber of Pr i nce ton seminary Oct. 14th. Dr. George D. 

of Students since 1S90. Baker, president of the board of trustees, con- 

Por the benefit of those who are interested in ducted the exercises.— Chicago Record Herald. 

the growth of Lake Forest college. The Stentor ^ . 

s . . A , , *'■ . . . The Purdue Exponent has come out in excellent 

publishes in this issue a tabulated statement of 

„ ,. „ , ,, , . , onn form this year. It has an attractive cover and 

the total number of students enrolled since 1890, . 

^ . . „ . . the paper itself is well arranged. The Purdue 

and also the number of new students enrolled each . , 

Number, which was issued as its first special num- 

vear since that time. . . „ .. . ., 

... ber, is especially worthy of notice. 

No. of New ' 

Tear. No. of Students. Students. Head of College. Among the speakers at the Students' Lecture 

1890-1891 88 24 William C. Roberts- Association, which meets at Ann Arbor, Nov. 14th, 

1891-1892 104 39 wnualfc.' Robert,, are President Eliot of Harvard, President Nor- 

president till April. throp of the University of Minnesota, Sec. Cortel- 

Sncceeded by J. G. you, General Storm of Missouri, James Whitcomb 

K. MoClure. Riley, Lyman Abbot, T. Hopkinson Smith and 

1892 " 1893 115 42 J-O.K.McClure.preri- 

dent pro tem. J J 

1893-1894 107 i3 John M. Coulter, presi- In order to avoid undue haste in the considera- 

dent - tion of requests for the formation of new student 

im - im 122 56 John MCoulter, presi- organizations , as well as to give time for a test 

dent till February, & ' 

Succeeded by John of the earnestness of those making these requests, 

J. Halsey as dean. the faculty of Purdue university has made the 

116 47 John J. Halsey, acting rule that ap pii ca tions to establish new student 

90. 26 John e j d HaLy, acting organizations shall lie on the table not less than 

president. six months. 

1897-1898 96* 39 J. G. K. McClure, A life size portrait of Professor Hermann E. 

1898-1899 116 54 J: ^(Te^' McClure, von Holst was Presented to the University of 

president. Chicago last week. Professor von Hoist was 

1899-1900 126 56 John J Halsey, dean. former head of the department of history in the 

1900-1901 118 45 John J. Halsey, dean, university. After President Harper's address, in 

1901-1902 116 49 Richard D. Harlan,, ■ . ... 

president which he accepted the gift, Charlemagne Tower, 

1902-1903 loo 39 Richard D. Harlan, United States embassador to Germany, spoke on 

president. "Friendly Relations Between German and Ameri- 

1903-1904 lsi m Richard D. Harlan, can Scholars and Thinkers." 


*In 1895 the college lost five instructors, and ° ver S 100 ' 000 for a loan fund for the aid of de " 

in 1896 one more. The fact that these instructors dervln S students has been bequeathed to the Cor- 

, , ,, , ■„„ c„„ „„„„„„„ „,i,,-„i, nell university in the will of the late Frederick W. 
were dropped, thus closing five courses which 

„ , , . ,,„ , . + ,„ Guiteau of Irvington, N. Y. The fund mav be much 

were formerly open, explains the decrease in the J 

„ ,, . ., ,„ „ . _„i„ larger, as the residue from an estate of $100,000, 

enrollment in those years. As the departments a ' v • ■' 

were opened later, the enrollment increased in after certain other ^quests have been paid, is to 

proportion. This year the college presents all the §'° to the ™^ersity. Mr. Guiteau has been greatly 

,, , .. „ „• , n 100t - „. + , t , n „„„„„ interested in the growth of Cornell, and has ac- 
courses that it gave nnor to 1895, with the excep 

,. „ , tively assisted deserving students. The donor 
tion of geology. 

was an admirer of Cornell's policy of non-secta- 

FROJI (iriiKK toi,l,t:<;HS. rianism. This is given as the reason for his gift— 

The attendance at the University of Michigan Daily Maroon - 

is estimated for the year at 4,068. 

At the University of Indiana a prize of twenty- Osceola, la., Oct. 14. 

five dollars has been offered to the undergraduate Dear Bil — 

doing the best newspaper work for the coming Ain't you fellers printing no Paper this year, 

year. A student publication is issued daily. — Ex'. i aint gettin none And i want my name put on 

Plans are being prepared for a new college li- your list if you are printin one. i see in one of 

brary at Beloit, and the building will be com- the Chicago sheets that you have got a football 

menced as soon as possible. Plans are also being teem pleas send me paper 

considered for a central heating plant on the cam- Bunt 

pus. Formerly of FiRm ofBAntA & rOss 




A great many girls enjoyed the Sunday at home. 

Misses Wells and Gore enjoyed visits from 
their fathers. 

Miss Mary Griffis, '99, spent a day with us and 
rejoiced over our improvements. 

Dr. Nathaniel Butler will lecture to us on Fri- 
day. His subject is "Ethan Brand," a study of 

Thursday the girls at the French table gave a 
dinner. The table was decorated in the French 
colors and flags. The school sang "America" to 
them and they responded with a French yell. 

After a hasty dinner last Thursday the serious 
Seniors apparently evaporated, to materialize and 
take form again in the closets of 308. Strange 
coincidence- The Juniors' class meeting was to 
have been in that same room. Alas, cruel Fate! 
that the Juniors should so far depart from fixed 
traditions as to meet in the haven of 19 and 21 
to consider their much coveted secrets. 


Last Monday Miss Sargent and the Seniors 
made an evening trip to Zion City. It was the 
last time that the people were all together before 
the departure of the Restoration Host to New 
York. We made our way directly to the Taber- 
nacle and found it a huge affair, with a seating 
capacity of 7,000. We were directed to seats in 
the balcony, for the "Host" occupied the main 
body of the house. We were early, and found a 
great deal to interest us in watching the people 
gather. It took an hour for the five thousand peo- 
ple to get settled. Many of them still had to pro- 
cure their railroad tickets and several gentlemen 
at tables in front had charge of the transporta- 

Two main aisles divide the lower floor of the 
tabernacle into three sections. On the right hand 
sat the Guards, on the left were those who had 
been "set apart" and in the center sat those to 
whom this ceremony had yet to be administered. 

The meeting was late in starting. The Sunday 
services are always on time, but on week days 
the General Overseer has so much work to see to 
that he gets there whenever he can. About half 
past eight everything was in readiness for the 
appearance of Elijah the Restorer. This title 
(Elijah meaning, Jehovah is my God) Dr. Dowie 
gives to himself, regarding the Old Testament 
hero as Elijah the Destroyer and John the Bap- 
tist as Elijah the Preparer. 

Soon the General Overseer, Mrs. Dowie, their 
son, two missionaries to South Africa and three 
other gentlemen took their seats on the platform. 
Dr. Dowie knelt in silent prayer and then an- 

nounced a hymn. His voice is peculiar, so that 
it was difficult to understand him at first. After 
the hymn there followed a long prayer, closing 
with the Lord's prayer chanted. The noticeable 
thing through the whole service was the breath- 
less attention with which every one present lis- 
tened to his every word. He told them there 
would be no speeches that night as they were 
there for a farewell talk and communion. At 
length, he introduced Mrs. Dowie and they had 
a little discussion on the platform, during which 
each of them told some stories of their domestic 
life, which were cheap and disgusting. 

The son gave a short talk which was the best 
of the evening. He is a handsome, intelligent 
looking man of imposing bearing. 

This two-year-old city, "half-way between Beer 
and Babel," has about 10,000 members of the 
"Christian Catholic Church." It possesses 2,500 
houses, the first lace mill in America, a big print- 
ing establishment, a large candy factory, power 
houses, stores, post office and tabernacle, a "hos- 
pice," smaller institutions, and four large school 
houses. It is well worth visiting even as an indus- 
trial city; an added interest is the peculiarity of 
the people who are interested in it. Sunday af- 
ternoons and Tuesdays are the best days for vis- 
itors; but until the host returns from New York 
there will not be any great attractions. 


The International Institute for Girls in Spain 
is attracting widespread interest and sympathy 
at present, because of the recent death of the 
originator and director, Mrs. Alice Gordon Gulick. 
It is now more than twenty years since at San- 
tander, Spain, Mrs. Gulick began to instruct a 
few Spanish girls, in the hope that, as teachers, 
they might fight the overwhelming illiteracy of 
their country. In 1882 Mr. and Mrs. Gulick re- 
moved to San Sebastian, and the classroom grew 
into a school. Teachers were sent out by the 
Woman's Board of America, and the rapid growth 
of the school led to its incorporation in 1892 under 
the laws of Massachusetts. Success beyond the 
highest hopes of the Directors has rewarded the 
work of Mrs. Gulick. Her brilliant leadership and 
unmeasured devotion to the education of Spanish 
women have won the admiration of Spanish offi- 
cials and American educators. The school is pre- 
pared to train girls for admission to the secondary 
university, to give normal training, and to train 
for the degrees of the University of Spain at 

To change the school into a woman's college, 
whose standing should equal that of women's col- 
leges in America, was the task which Mrs. Gu- 



lick took upon herself a short time ago. Sev- 
enty thousand dollars were spent for a site and 
one building in Madrid, but the accommodations 
were inadequate and Mrs. Gulick asked for the 
erection of a college hall, to cost sixty thousand 
dollars. At the Old South church in Boston, an 
enthusiastic meeting was held last January, to ask 
for contributions to the needed building. Among 
the speakers were Edward Everett Hale, Presi- 
dent Tucker of Dartmouth, President Capen of 
Tufts, and Dr. Albert J. Lyman of Brooklyn. The 
enthusiasm of this meeting added many friends 
to Mrs. Gulick's work, and plans for the new col- 
lege were advancing rapidly, when the death of 
Mrs. Gulick in September almost put a stop 
to the movement. 

The directors and endorsers of the school feel 
that the brilliant and scholarly work of Mrs. Gu- 
lick must be continued, and an increased effort 
is on foot, to provide the necessary equipment 
for the college. Among the friends and promoters 
of the institution are the Hon. John Hay, Hon. 
John W. Foster, Ex-Gov. Crane of Massachusetts, 
President Harper and Dr. Graham Taylor of Chi- 
cago, President Seelye of Smith, President Haz- 
ard of Wellesley, and President Woolley of Hol- 

A league has been established, composed of 
chapters in the various colleges and preparatory 
schools, whose object is to promote the interest 
of the Spanish college for women, especially to 
raise money for its support. All of the leading 
colleges for women in the east have established 
league chapters, and the subject is now being pre- 
sented to the influential girls' schools. 

The first championship run took place Friday. 
The Town House scored 50 points. East House 
came second with 30. Remsen was a close third 
with 29, and Durand brought up the rear with 

Gaddis returned from the hospital last week, 
but is still unable to walk without a cane. 

The junior class has organized and elected the 
following officers: 

President — George V. Price. 

Secretary — John R. Oughton. 

Treasurer — William B. Raymond. 

The following captains have been elected by 
the various houses: 

East House — Football captain, Hohbs; track 
captain, Zimmerman. 

Remsen House — Football captain, Oughton; 
track captain, W. Raymond. 

Durand House — Football captain, Sutton; track 
captain, Denmead. 

Town House — Football captain, G. Price; track 
captain, A. Swift. 

The "retreat" held in Lake Forest last week by 
members of Chicago Presbytery was attended by 
Rev. W. W. Johnstone of River Forest, 111. (1888), 
Rev. George W. Wright of Bethlehem chapel, 
Chicago (1892), Rev. W. H. Matthews of Warren 
avenue church, Chicago (1892), Rev. W. T. An- 
gus of Peotone, 111. (1897), and Rev. Arthur R. 
Willis of McCormick Seminary (1903). Mr. Wright 
made his farewell address in Lake Forest and 
will sail for Manila on The Siberia, October 23. 


The following method of scoring in the All 
around House Championship series has been 


Cross country runs. Senior section (boys over 
15 years). Those finishing in first minute, 3 
points; those finishing in second minute, 2 points; 
those finishing in third minute, 1 point. 
Junior section (all boys under 15 years). All 
boys finishing in 2 minutes, 3 points; all boys fin- 
ishing in 3 minutes, 2 points; all boys finishing 
in 4 minutes, 1 point. 


Handicap track meet. Individual points will 
count in House Total. A handicap committee will 
be selected soon. 


Association football. Each game to count 25 

This item appeared in the South Bend (Ind.) 
Tribune the day after the Lake Forest game. 

"Notre Dame was given an awful scare Satur- 
day afternoon when Lake Forest held the 'varsity 
to one touchdown in the first half and practically 
played Captain Salmon's men off their feet. The 
game, however, was won by Notre Dame by a score 
score of 28 to 0, the second half being productive 
of excellent football. 

A room has been prepared in the northeastern 
corner of the basement of College Hall for the 
balances of the Physics and Chemistry depart- 
ments. It has a cement floor to prevent jars, stone 
shelves for the instruments and whitened walls. 
When completed, there will be a gas jet before 
each instrument. The need for such a room was 
great, since it was found that chemical fumes, 
steam, jarring, et cetera, were injuring the appa- 
ratus in its former apartment. 


Our record continues with the classes of '84 
and '85 and those non-graduates first enrolled 
in the catalogue of 1881-82. There are still 
many gaps in our information, but hereafter 
the list of those about whom nothing is known 
will be very small. 

Class of 1884. 
Badger, (Kelsey) Mary Isabelle. 1881-84, Ph. B. 
Married Dec. 22. 1896 to Francis Willey Kelsey, 
Professor of Latin in Lake Forest College, and 
later in the University of Michigan. Children: 
Ruth Cornelia, 1894, Charlotte Badger, 1897. Trav- 
eled in France, Spain, Algeria, Sicily and Italy in 
1892-93, and spent 1900-01 in Italy and Greece. 
Address: 826 Tappan St., Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Clark, Herbert H., 1880-84, B. S., Linseed Oil 
Manufacturer, Mendota, 111. 1884-89, Fredonia, 
Kans., 1889-1895, Decatur, . 111. 1895-99, Kansas 
City, Mo. 1899-1903. Married, June 21, 1897, to 
Miss Florence Mclntyre of Knoxville, Tenn. 
Children: Elinor Bourland, 1899. Hazeltine, 1901. 
Address: 105 East 30th St., Kansas City, Mo. 

Jack, Albert E., 1879-1884, B. A. Three years 
at Princeton Seminary, 1884-1887; Berlin, 1887- 
1888; Harvard 1895-96. M. A. Princeton, in phi- 
losophy. Married, 1895, Miss Grace Stanley. Chil- 
dren: Stanley, 1897, Elmer, 1898, Marshall 1900, 
Mary, 1902. Taught in Lake Forest Academy 
1891-93. Professor of the English Language and 
Literature, Lake Forest College, since 1897. Ad- 
dress: Lake Forest, 111. 

Reid, (Holt) Lily, 1880-84, Ph. B. Studied mu- 
sic at the Boston Conservatory and French at 
the Berlitz School of Languages, Boston, Mass. 
Traveled in Europe 1886-87. Married, 1887, to Ar- 
thur Lincoln Holt, graduate of Williams Col- 
lege. Deceased: 1895. Lily Reid Holt Memorial 
Chapel of Lake Forest College erected in her 
memory by her family in 1899. 

Starrett, Theodore, 1880-1884. B. A. of 1884 in 
1903. Architectural engineer and builder. In 
Chicago until Oct. 1897, since then in New York 
City. Married in 1889 to Miss Belle Ostrander. 
Children: Robert Ostrander, 1890; Theodore, 1894. 
Address: 51 Wall St., New York City. 

Wirt. Weldon Wallace, 1880-1884. B. A. Super- 
intendent of Schools, Camp Point, 111. Address 
Camp Point, 111. 

As the information blank has not yet been re- 
turned in the case of the following members of 
the class, only their present addresses are given. 
Hillis, Rev. Newell Dwight, D. D., Plymouth 
church, Brooklyn. N. Y. 

Patrick, (Hillis) Annie Louise, care of above. 
St. Pierre, Rev. Edward W., Salem, Ore. 


Class of 1885. 
Anderson, Annie E. 18S0-1S85, Ph. B. Has lived 

at home since graduation. Address: Lake Forest 

Balch, (Barr) Laura Bertha, 1881-1885, B. A. 
Taught Mathematics one year at Galesville, Wis. 
Married, Sept. 5th, 1886, to Thomas Edward Barr, 
a graduate of Lake Forest College. Children: Ed- 
ward Balch, 1887. Sarah Katherine, 1889. Millia 
Jane, 1891. Henrietta Ruth, 1893. Address: 575 
High street, Oshkosh, Wis. 

Samuels, Mary A., 1880-1885, Ph. B. Deceased. 
Sutton, Henry William, 1880-1885, B. S. Prin- 
cipal for two years at Stockton, Kans., four years 
at Bonfield, 111., seven years at Bradley, 111. Now 
at Grant Park, 111. Married 1892, Miss Sadie E. 
Williamson, who taught for five years at St. Anne, 
111. Children: M. Marguerite and Edith Grove 
Sutton. Address: Grant Park, 111. 

Vance, Selby Frame, 1881-1885, B. A. Course at 
Princeton Theological Seminary, 1888-90. McCor- 
mick Theological Seminary 1890-91.. University 
of Berlin, 1893-1895. A.>M. Lake Forest '88. D. 
D. Parsons College in '02. Pastor Presbyterian 
Church, Girard, Kans., 1891-93. Professor of 
Greek, Parsons College, Fairfield, Iowa, 1895-1900. 
Since 1900 Professor of Biblical Literature, Uni- 
versity of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio. Married: 1891, 
to Miss Agnes Smith, a graduate of Ferry Hall, 
class of '85. Children: Walker Frame Vance, 
1894. Traveled in Europe during 1893-95. Six 
months in Syria and Egypt in 1902. Address: 52 
Bowman St., Wooster, Ohio. 

Wenban, Albert C. 1880-85, B. A. Studied law. 
Married, Jan. 8th, 1896, to Miss Antoinette Mer- 
chant, who formerly taught in Waukegan. Son: 
Robert Wenban, 1897. Address, Wilmette, 111. 

The record of the following members of the 
class is necessarily deferred. 

Barr, Rev. Thomas E., Milwaukee, Wis. 
Lamson, Eliza Emily. Deceased. 
Shiels, Rev. William S., Hunter, N. D. 
The following were students in 1881-82, but 
were not graduated. 

Balch, (Fenelon) Sarah M., 1881-1882. Mar- 
ried, March 1891, to Dr .D. C. Fenelon, graduate 
of Wisconsin State University and Rush Medical 
College. Children: Eunice Helen Fenelon, 1894. 
Mrs. Fenelon died at Phillips, Wis., in 1899. 

Bennett, Arthur G, Sept.-Dec, 1881. On leav- 
ing Lake Forest, entered the employ of W. M. 
Hoyt & Co., wholesale grocers, Chicago, remain- 
ing there continuously since. In 1893 was elected 
assistant secretary and treasurer of said compa- 
ny and in 1896 became its secretary and treas- 
urer and is still holding the position. Married, 
1889, Miss Carrie Lucy Kimball of Berlin, Wis. 



Children: Dorothy Kimball, 1S90; Robert Martin, 
1893; and Standish Mather, all deceased. Sidney 
Kimball, 1902. Address, No. 1, River St., Chicago. 

Crozier, David Edgar, 1881-82. Studied two 
years at Northwestern university; entered Prince- 
ton and graduated with the class of '86. Studied 
music in Paris with Guilmant. Taught Prepara- 
tory department in York Collegiate Institute, 
York, Pa., for three years after graduation, since 
which time has followed musical pursuits in Phil- 
adelphia and Harrisburg, Pa. Organist Pine St. 
Presbyterian Church, Harrisburg, Pa. Address, 
102 State St., Harrisburg, Pa. 

Barrett, Martha Belle, 1881-1886. Graduated from 
Wooster University, 1887. A. B. and A. M. Grad- 
uate study at Cornell, 1893--93, Georg Augustus, 
Universitat, Gottingen, Germany, 1896-97, Wiscon- 
sin University, 1897-1898. Teacher of History in 
the Wadleigh High School, New York City, 1901. 
Address : 17 West 124th St., New York City. 

Everett, (Comstock) Esther Cecelia, 1881-82. 
Spent three years of study and travel in Europe, 
most of the time being spent in studying French, 
painting and music in Paris. Married, 1894, Mr. 
George Cary Comstock, astromomer, director of 
Washburn observatory, University of Wisconsin. 
Daughter: Mary Cecelia Everett, 1895. Address, 
Madison, Wis. 

Woodhull, George E., 1881-82. Graduated 
Princeton, '84, Princeton Theological Seminary, 
'87. Home Missionary, West Plains, Mo., 1887-88. 
Commissioned as a foreign missionary to Japan, 
by the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions, 
1888. Married Miss Lillie Johnson at West 
Plains, Mo., 1888. Ordained by the Presbytery of 
New York, 1888. Arrived in Osaka, Japan, Oct., 
1888. Died in Tokio, 1895, leaving a widow and 
three children — George, Mary and Caroline. 

The following have not yet been heard from, 
though the addresses given are probably correct. 

McNeill, William A., 1881-82, Memphis, Tenn. 

Scott, Milton, 1881-82, 939 West 68th St., Chi- 

Larimore (Ford) Ida, 1881-83, Mrs. Francis C. 
Ford, Clyde. 

Stanley, Theodore D., 1881-83, Lake Forest. 

The present addresses of the following are 
greatly desired. We hope that any one who can 
help us to direct knowledge, or to a workable clue, 
in any case, will communicate with us. The col- 
legiate address is given. 

Martin, Joseph, Odanah, Wis. 

Mitchell, Ella W., Marion, Iowa. 

Burns, James D., Darden Grove, la. 

Lowe, John W., Circleville, O. 

Raymond, Mitchell Harris, Stevens Point, Wis. 

Gilchrist, John Duncan, Ishpeming, Mich. 

Paddock, Robert W., Volo. 
Rose, Alexander P., Lebanon, Ky. 
Stephenson, Fred M., Menominee, Mich. 



"The life and times of Thomas Smith, a Penn- 
sylvania Member of the Continental Congress," 
is announced as one of the fall publications. The 
author is Burton Alva Konkle, who has had con- 
siderable experience since he left Lake Forest in 
historical writing, latterly in connection with the 
Pennsylvania Bar Association. Mr. Konkle's book 
has an introduction by the well-known legal writ- 
er, Hampton L. Carson, Attorney General of 


One of the spectators at the football practice 
the other day was D. H. Williams, who was a stu- 
dent here in 1888-90, and after his graduation at 
Williams College in 1892, an instructor in the 
Academy for two years. "Dave" was one of the 
founders of the game of football here, and was 
in a number of games where he had to throw away 
his crutches, so to speak, in order to play at all. 
For several years he has been engaged in coal 
mining near Sterling, but has sold out of that 
business and is at present in Chicago. 

William Adair is at Whatcom, Washington. 
Mr. Gruenstein met him at Seattle in his recent 
Western tour. 


The announcement of the engagement of Miss 
Sarah Edyth Williams, of Argyle, N. Y., to Mr. 
George Cradock Rice of Lake Forest has been 
recently made. Both were members of the class 
of '98. 


Dr. James W. Ramsey of Aledo, 111., was married 
on October 7, to Miss Mabel H. Bigelow of the 
same city. Dr. Ramsey pleased his Lake Forest 
friends by a fine expression of his interest in the 
town and college when he spent a portion of the 
day, last week, in showing Mrs. Ramsey his col- 
lege home. 


The State Republican of Little Rock, Ark., of 
which Mr. George L. Mallory is editor and Guy 
W. Caron business manager, is a live, up-to-date 
journal. The issue of October 9, has an admira- 
ble editorial on lynching, apropos of the views 
on this subject recently expressed by Bishop Wil- 
liam M. Brown of the Arkansas diocese of the 
Methodist church. 

The Stentor. 

Vol. XVIII. Lake Forest, III., October 29, 1903. No. 6 


[From the German.] 


The last leaf now is falling 

From every fallow bough, 

The world seems filled with sadness, 

The woods are silent now. 

" Where can the birds be staying?" 

We are all sadly saying. 

Their songs were once so gay, 

Bnt now from cold they're straying, 

O'er vale and hill away. 

Ever things seem more gloomy, 
No hedge with flowers is gay. 
Ever the nights grow longer, 
And shorter grows the day. 
The hours pass sad and dreary, 
The chill wind's never weary, 
The bird's have sought the spring 
In south lands, bright and cheery, 
Where, joyfully, they sing. 


What if the leaves be falling 
From ev'ry fallow bough? 
What if the world seems mourning, 
And woods are silent now? 
Heed not the old world's badness, 
But look within for gladness, 
And keep a cheerful heart. 
Shut out all thoughts of sadness, 
Then spring can not depart. 




The last proof sheet had been read in the office 
of the "Morning Republican," and Tileston, the 
night editor, was preparing to go home. The 
sickly glare of the incandescent lights shone 
over the scattered papers on the desk before him; 
the floor near the office windows was beginning 
to brighten with the first gray light of morning. 
Parley, the reporter, was also about to leave, but 
he hesitated a moment to take from a drawer 
some copy paper to aid him on his next assign- 

"You're looking a bit downcast, my friend," he 
said, as he caught sight of the night editor's face. 
Tileston paused several seconds before replying. 
Farley waited, while a rattle and rush in an ad- 
joining room told that the paper had gone to 

"Well, I am," he said at length; "today is the 
anniversary of the saddest scene that I ever wit- 
nessed." Farley looked inquiringly at the editor. 

"It was eleven years ago; Lowell Barnes was 
the dearest friend I ever had. We struck the 
town together. He was fresh from college with 
, a football reputation that was national; I had 
been educated in the school of hard knocks. He 
was unmarried; I had a wife and child. I got a 
job on the 'Evening Herald,' while he was given 
a desk in the office of our rival, 'The Telegram.' 

"One night just as I was congratulating myself 
that a hard day's work was done, our office 
'tapper' sounded an alarm of fire. The old man 
nodded to me; I grabbed my hat and coat and 

"As I came out on the street the bells were still 
striking the number of the fire district, 'thirty- 
three,' 'thirty-three.' It was strange, but the 
thought came to me that Lowell Barnes' house 
was in thirty-three, and I shivered as I ran down 
the street. A wagon rattled up behind me and I 
climbed to a seat beside the driver. 

"We were soon at the scene of the fire, which 
proved to be in a large apartment house in a 
residence quarter of the city. A second alarm 
was sent out just as we arrived, for the com- 
panies already present were unable to cope with 
the flames. The rear part of the upper stories 
was burning fiercely, the front was as yet un- 
touched. Unlike similar fires, it had been slow 
in starting, and it was said that the occupants 
of the building had been warned in time to en- 
able all of them to escape. Men detailed by the 
chief of police made a thorough search and the 
good news was confirmed." 

"But I suppose that someone was left behind," 
interrupted Farley. 

"No," said Tileston, sadly; "most stories end 
that way; but this one doesn't." 

"Down near one corner of the building was a 
little group of householders, moaning over the 
broken remains of their belongings. Suddenly 
the windows at the front burst open. There was 
a crash of glass followed by an outpouring of yel- 
low smoke. The whole front of the building was 
soon in flames. Some one noticed the precarious 
position of the women and children around their 
pile of furniture. They, too, saw their danger 
and began as rapidly as possible to move away 
their goods. 

"Meanwhile the fire was fast getting beyond 
control. Four streams were in position at the 
front, and a fifth was about to be raised, when a 
portion of the wall fell inward leaving a tall 
chimney standing by itself. The fire chief, see- 
ing the danger to his men, ordered the lines with- 
drawn and sent them around to the other side of 
the building. Again everybody breathed easier. 

"Then the great chimney began to sway and 
the crowd instinctively moved back. Then — then," 
and the night editor's voice trembled, "right be- 
neath the rocking chimney ran a little sunny- 
haired child." Tileston buried his face in his 
hands and there was silence in the room, broken 
only by the ticking of the little office clock, and 
by the rhythmical throb of the presses. 

"It was then that I saw Lowell Barnes for the 
first time that night." continued Tileston. "A pow- 
erful policeman, who divined his purpose, at- 
tempted to hold him, but with a blow that had 
behind it four years of college training, he sent 
the officer reeling into the crowd and bounded af- 
ter the little one. 

"The chimney swayed back and forth, and a cry 
rose from the lips of the spectators. Men turned 
their faces away; women fainted. Down, down, 
down came the> mass of brick and mortar. A 
second seemed hours. 

"Bending low, the great university halfback 
swooped down upon the child and gathered her 
under his arm as he had taken the football in his 
college days. He turned in his tracks and sped 
back toward safety. The great crowd had already 
begun to cheer, when the glad cry was changed 
to a shriek of horror; he slipped and fell on the 
wet pavement. 

"Even in death the old football instinct was pres- 
ent. Just as he had often gained a yard in a hard- 
fought game, he pushed the baby forward with 
his hands still upon her. In the twinkling of an 
eye he was buried beneath the shower of debris, — 
but the little one was safe. 

"My wife was visiting a friend that night," said 
Tileston, "and was in the building at the time the 
fire broke out. It was my baby that Lowell Barnes 
had saved." 

Farley, the reporter, sat silent, while his chief 
turned up the collar of his coat and strode out into 
the cheerless light of early morning. 





Mr. John Ferry has offered to give to the col- 
lege his fine collection of birds, numbering eight 
hundred or more, as a permanent loan, provided 
suitable cases be provided for them. Several of 
the college's Lake Forest friends have taken an 
interest in the matter and have raised the money 
necessary to purchase cases so that the collection 
will be placed in the college as soon as possible. 


Figure* Showing the Distribution of Students 
Among the Departments. 

The following tables have been carefully com- 
piled from figures in the possession of the Regis- 
trar, have been examined and re-examined so 
that they may be considered accurate. They are 
printed not for the sake of conclusions to be drawn 
by the tabulator, or by The Stentor, but for the 
purpose of showing to the readers the tendency of 
choice in the elective studies. To show to what 
extent the subjects are elective, we print from 
the catalogue of 1902-1903 the paragraph concern- 
ing required work. 

"The fifteen credits of required work are: four 
in not more than two languages (other than En- 
glish) ; two of English (one in language and one 
in English literature) ; two of Mathematics (re- 
quired in the Freshman year) ; two of one Labora- 
tory Science (Chemistry, Physics, Zoology, Bota- 
ny; one of Political or Social Science; one of Phi- 
losophy; one of Biblical Literature; one of Elocu- 
tion, and one of Physical Culture. 

The major subject, representing five credits un- 
der the direction of a single department is chosen 
from the following: Greek, Latin, French, German, 
English, Biblical literature, Political and Social 
Science, History, Philosophy, Mathematics, Chem- 
istry, Physics, Zoology, Botany." 

In these tables only the first semester is con- 

In the first four columns the figures represent 
the actual number of elections. In the fifth column 
is the percentage of elections for 1903. In the 
sixth column is the percentage of students who 
should be taking work in the department in order 
to meet the catalogue requirements. For example, 
two years of a foreign language are required — 
hence fifty per cent of the students should be 
taking a language. But there are four languages 
offered, so that twelve and one-half per cent should 
be studying each of these languages if they are 
equally desirable. In the Harvard column percent- 
ages are given only in the subjects that are taught 
at Lake Forest. Harvard offers one-sixth more 
electives than are here tabulated. 

Table of Complete Registration in Eaeh Depart- 







Biblical Literature 


Political Science. . . 




























42 6 
33 6 

14 4 
32 7 

■ p. ° 

: • g> 
': S'l? 

12 5 


12 5 


13 2 

t ~ 

* Not required, + Not offered. I Not recorded. 
It is interesting to compare the distribution of 
new students in Lake Forest college and Leland 
Stanford university. The figures are percentages 
of elections in the departments. 
Distribution of New Students in l)»(>-» and 1903. 








Political Science 





Lake Forest. 

Leland S 







5 2 



14 7 



4 2 


5 9 






5 2 












6 2 



12 6 



Mathematics not required + Required the first year. 


It is a matter of observation that often the college 
woman makes the best mother, says a writer in the 
Woman's Home Companion. She may not be the 
happiest girl of her mother's flock, the most popular 
belle in society or the most domestic or adaptable 
bride; but when she has children, all the inherited lore 
of motherhood, supplemented by a trained, disciplined 
mind familiar with facts, are hers. 

The college woman does not stupefy her infant with 
drugs, nor bind it with bands of iron-threaded linen, 
nor feed it with pork-fat or sugar, nor dose it with 
herb tea, nor dress it like a doll, nor "show it off" to 
strangers. She studies the individual child, and all 
the lore of her "salad days" becomes transfigured in 
mother love. As her children grow older the college 
woman travels on with them exultantly, finding new 
joy with every year, and growing young in heart and 
sympathies as time goes by. And you may be sure 
her girls will all be college girls, and her boys all col- 
lege boys, unless there are some who are better with- 
out such training, in which case she will know enough 
not to force the wrong sort of educational experiences 
upon unwilling or unappreciative learners. 

6 4 


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The first regular meeting of Aletheian was held 
on Friday evening when the following program 
was presented: 

Devotional exercises — Miss Graves. 

"The History of Lake Forest" — Miss Mygrants. 

Piano solo — Miss Reynolds. 

"The History of Aletheian" — Miss Robinson. 

Miss Mygrant's paper brought out some inter- 
esting facts about the history of the institution. 
"A university charter was secured in 1857 and the 
institution was known as Lind university until 
1865 when its name was changed to Lake Forest 

The first academy building was erected in the 
winter of '58 and the school opened Jan. 3, 1859, 
with one teacher and three students. As school 
began before the building was completed the first 
professorial chair was on a board across a nail keg. 
In the fall of 1859 the Rev. Mr. Dickinson came 
to Lake Forest and established a school for girls. 
He built Mitchell hall, and for eight years carried 
on a successful seminary for girls. In 1861 an at- 
tempt was made to carry on a college class in con- 
nection with the two schools. A freshman class 
of four members was organized, but was discontin- 
ued later. 

In 1869 Ferry Hall was made possible by a 
large gift from the Rev. Mr. Ferry. 

In the fall of 1876 the college had its first actual 
existence. A year or so before a large summer 
hotel had been built, but it did not prove a pay- 
ing investment. The entire property came into 
the hands of the university through a mortgage, 
and became the first college building. Dr. Robert 
W. Patterson was our first president and the first 
freshman class was made up of twelve members, 
eight men and four women. Just at the close 
of the first college year, the building was burned 
to the ground, only the books of the library being 

During the summer North Hall was built at a 
cost of $20,000, contributed by the late Hon. C. B. 
Farwell, and the Rev. Daniel S. Gregory became 
president. In 1S79, for the first time we find all 
four classes in college, a senior class of three hav 
ing entered from other institutions. The Rev. B 
Fay Mills was one of these first three graduates 
In this year, 1879, was instituted the annual ban 
quet, which grew out of the lack of a hotel in town 

In 1883 was graduated the first class that had 
completed all the undergraduate work at Lake 

Forest. Dr. Gregory remained president for eight 
years and was untiring in his labors for the uni- 
versity. In 1887 the Chicago College of Den- 
tal Surgery and the Kent College of Law became 
connected with the university. Dr. Roberts, Dr. 
Coulter, Dr. McClure and Dr. Harlan have been 
president successively." The later history of the 
college need not be repeated. 

Miss Robinson's paper disclosed the fact that 
Aletheian is just sweet sixteen, the society having 
been formed in 1887. In those early days .debates 
on such subjects as: "Is the present treatment of 
political criminals by the Russian government 
justifiable?" were a feature of the program. Per- 
haps it would be better in some respects if debat- 
ing had not been dropped from the programs of the 
present day. Other features of interest to Ale 
theian members were mentioned and the paper 
was greatly enjoyed. Miss Reynold's solo was 
also well received and was a treat. 

The program for the meeting, 
Oct. 26, was as follows: 
Devotional — Fales. 
Paper, "The Future of the Turk" 
— Bloom. 
Declamation — Churchill. 

Debate — "Resolved, That the Southern White Is 
not Justified in His Attitude toward the Ne- 
gro." Affirmative, Howard; negative, Hautau.. 

Mr. Bloom gave a short historic sketch of the 
Turk. He said that the civilized nations cannot 
stand much more from the Turk; that either he 
must reform or else he must be held in subjec- 
tion, by force of arms if necessary. 

The debate was one of the best heard in the 
Athenaean this year. Both speakers presented 
good arguments for their respective sides. The 
contest was spirited and showed a lively interest 
in the question. The judges decided in favor of 
the affirmative. 

The following is the exordium of 
Mr. Burgeson's oration in euology 
of Victor Hugo's "Jean Valjean," en- 
titled "A Victorious Life," and glren 
before the society Monday evening. 
"To be a commander of an army, able to lead 
men to victory by the power of personal magnet- 
ism, indicates a marked degree of ability; to be 
king of a great nation, loved and obeyed by all 
subjects gives evidence of superior worth: but to 
be a monarch of self, places one upon the highest 
throne of human achievement. 

By the power and inventions of men, individ- 
uals and nations are subdued and governed, but 
self never. Self is conquered and kept from re- 
bellion only when aid is received of the All Pow- 


erf'ul. The spirit of evil is the soul's most vindic- 
tive and powerful enemy. A man may be ever so 
strong, yet he is no match for his Fabian antago- 
nist. Though he be ever so weak, he becomes tri- 
umphant when relying on the power that rules 
both him and his enemy. 

"The branded outcast may be an embodiment 
of possibilities for good. Notwithstanding the fact 
that the body of a man be fettered with chains, the 
mind be trammeled by dense ignorance, the soul 
be enslaved by sin, and he be proscribed by all hu- 
manity; yet he has in him still the possibility of 
winning back a higher place in society, of conquer- 
ing self, of atoning for all his misdeeds, of being 
justified before God and receiving the welcome, 
"Well Done." 

In bodily perfection we have a Samson. In su- 
premacy of mind there was a Solomon. But can 
it be said of these that they lived victorious lives? 
This is an age in which specialization rules su- 
preme. The departments of work in the legal pro- 
fession are clearly marked.. In the practice of med- 
icine many distinct subdivisions are found, while 
the mechanic is a pebble on the seashore compared 
with the number of divisions his trade embodies. 
The lawyer, doctor or mechanic, in order to win 
his best success, must fit himself for a special work 
in his respective calling. But we cannot become 
specialists in the victorious life by educating the 
physical or mental to the neglect of the soul ele- 
ment. As the union of oxygen and nitrogen in the 
right proportion exclusive of other elements is 
indispensable to the purest air, just so is the right 
combination of body, mind and soul essential to 
the victorious life." 

touchdown. McCrea 


Lake Forest Defeats Xorthwestern College in; a 
Very Close Game. 

Lake Forest scored the first college victory of 
the season at Naperville last Saturday. The game 
was stubbornly contested, although the final score, 
12-11, does not indicate the relative strength of 
the two teams. Lake Forest displayed much su- 
perior team work and the men were in better con- 
dition than Northwestern's. Both teams played 
straight football for the most part, the only vari- 
ation being an occasional hurdle by Slusher. 

In the first half Lake Forest kicked to North- 
western. The latter was unable to advance the 
ball and it went over. Lake Forest worked the 
ball down to the 15-yard line, then Northwestern 
held. McCrea made a fine place kick, but it was 
not allowed because Northwestern men were 
off-side. The ball was brought back and given 
to Lake Forest at the penalty distance, and it was 

easily carried over for 
kicked goal. 

Northwestern scored in this half but failed to 
kick goal. Score at end of half — Lake Forest 6; 
Northwestern 5. 

At the beginning of second half Northwestern 
kicked to LaVe Forest. The ball changed hands 
several times, but finally Northwestern secured 
it and rushed over the line for the second touch- 
down. Goal was kicked. Slusher returned the 
ball on the kickoff to his own 30 yard line. Lake 
Forest inaugurated a series of line bucks and 
hurdles, and worked the ball to Naperville's 40- 
yard line. McCrea was forced to punt, and booted 
the ball to Northwestern's 5-yard line. In at- 
tempting to kick out of danger, the kick was 
blocked, and Yeomans fell on the ball for Lake 
Forest's second touchdown. McCrea punted out 
to Campbell, who heeled the catch. McCrea 
kicked goal. Score — Lake Forest 12; Northwest- 
ern 11. 

Only two minutes of play remained, and during 
that time the playing was all done in Northwest- 
ern's territory, and time was called with the 
ball in Lake Forest's possession on Naperville's 
40-yard line. 

The contest was long drawn out, mainly because 
of the fact that Northwestern men were stretched 
out after every down. 

Lake Forest lined up as follows: 

Milner, R. E., Yeomans, R. 
Hennings, C, Chapman, L. G.. 
McCrea, L. E., Campbell, Q 
Jamieson, R. H., Black, L. H. 

T., Bloom, 

R. G., 


L. T„ 

. Slusher. 

F. B., 


The schedule for the remainder of the football 
season is given below. They are all Saturday 
games, but it is very likely that quite a few Wed- 
nesday games will be arranged. 

Oct. 31, West Division H. S. at Lake Forest. 

Nov. 7, DePauw University at Greencastle. 

Nov. 14, Chicago Dents at Lake Forest. 

Nov. 21, Northwestern Academy at Lake Forest. 

Nov. 26, Monmouth College at Monmouth. 


Permission from the state auditor has been 
procured for the purpose of organizing the "State 
Bank of Lake Forest" with a capital of $25,000. 
The capital stock is divided into 250 shares of 
the par value of $100 each, and will be largely 
subscribed to by members of this community 
Subscription books will be closed on October 31st 
and immediately thereafter a meeting of the sub 
scribers will be held for the election of Directors 
who will perfect arrangements for the commence 
ment and continuance of the business. 



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Directory of Student Organizations. 

Athletic Association— President, Prof. R. H. McKee ; Secre- 
tary, E. S. Scott. 

Football— Manager, W. N. Carter ; Captain, Fermar T. Black. 

Baseball— Manager, Arthur W. Campbell; Captain, T. Edgar 

Indoor Baseball — Captain, O. S. Thompson. 

Tennis Association — President, Loweil H. Beach ; Secretary, 
Chas. Cobb. 

Y. M. C. A.— President, George Cromley; Secretary, L C. 

Y. W. C. A.— President, Vida Graham ; Secretary, Belle J. 


Program of third concert, Nov. 6 and 7. 
Overture, Magic Flute Mozart 

Allegro f From violin sonata No. 2 (first time) Bach 

Played by all the violins. 

Symphony No. 4, E minor, Opus 98 Brahms 


Overture, Der Improvisator DAlbert 

Symphonic Poem (new) Bruneau 

"LaBel'eau Bois dormant." 
Coronation March, Opus 117 .Saint-Saens 

As notified in the last number of The Stentor, If 
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The editor will be very grateful if contributors 
to the Stentor will observe the following arbitrary 
rules. Some of them may seem archaic to those 
who spell in the newer fashion; but they will 
be followed as closely as possible. We will at 
least try to be consistent: 

1. Do not abbreviate the word "thoughts" to 
"thots", or "though" to "tho", etc. 

2. Do not hyphenate the words "football" and 

3. Do not spell "college ' with a c.pital "C." 
Write as follows: "Lake Forest college, Knox 
college, Northwestern university." 

4. Do not capitalize the first letter of the name 
of a class. This is better: "The sophomore 
class held a meeting." 

5. Do not abbreviate "Professor" to "Prof.," 
unless the initials are also given: "Professor 
Thomas, Prof. M. Bross Thomas." Even with 
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6. "Rev. Jones" is very bad form. Either 
write, the "Reverend Mr. Jones" or "Rev. A. B. 
Jones," the former when no ambiguity would 

7. Do net speak cf th^ students in L/'k's 
Forest college as "boys and girls." We may some- 
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have arrived at the age of discretion when we 
may be called "men and women." 

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as in the following incorrect expression: "School 
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Margaret Schmidt has been ill with la grippe. 

Miss Grace Stowell took dinner at Deerpath Inn 
on Sunday. 

Churchill went to Joliet Friday. They let him 
out Monday morning. 

Mr. Fuller of New York visited his niece, Miss 
Lois Nesbit on Thursday. 

O. S. Thompson, '04, has been elected captain of 
the indoor baseball team. 

Andrews went home Sunday. A good supply of 
eatables returned with him. 

Miss Edna Schmidt entertained her friend, Miss 
Cooper, at dinner, on Friday. 

Miss Helen McCarrol is again able to attend 
classes after a week's illness. 

The Friday evening dancing school at Wau- 
kegan is growing in popularity. 

Catherine Stevens, little daughter of Professor 
Stevens, has been ill the past week. 

Miss Anne Ryon and Miss Frances Davis met 
their mothers in the city on Saturday. 



Miss -Skinner is now at Mudlavia, Ind., where 
she is taking treatment for rheumatism. 

Sigma Tau sorority will give a dance on next 
Saturday afternoon at the Durand Institute. 

Miss Ora Whitmore and Miss Miriam Wash- 
burne visited relatives in the city over Sunday. 

Miss Mildred Watson of Minooka and Mr. Put- 
nam of Mount Carmel, were visitors at Lois Hall, 

Miss Clara Iddings and Miss Jeanette Gait were 
entertained at dinner on Sunday at Professor Stu- 
art's home. 

Miss Andrews, of Hudson, Wis., visited her 
friend, Miss Mary Anderson at Lois Hall, the first 
of the week. 

Miss Mabel Thornton went to Waukegan 
Tuesday to meet a friend from Lafayette, who is 
visiting there. 

Miss Inez McCIenahan and Miss Alta Walker 
spent Saturday and Sunday at Miss McClenahan's 
home in Manhattan. 

Mrs. Butler returned Monday evening after a 
restful visit with her daughter, Hortense, and 
other relatives at Dayton, Ohio. 

The old members of the Y. W. C. A. served tea 
on Saturday afternoon in honor of the new mem- 
bers, in the Y; W. rooms at Lois Hall. 

The track meet last Saturday at the School 
was attended by a number of Lois Hall girls, and 
they came home greatly pleased by it. 

Professor Schmidt met hij classes yesterday for 
the first time this week. He has been ill with the 
cough and cold that has now so many victims. 

Professor and Mrs. Halsey and daughter Kath- 
erine and Professor and Mrs. Bridgman were en- 
tertained at dinner at Lois Hall on Wednesday 

A dancing class open to men and women of the 
college has been arranged. Mrs. Annie Ward Fos- 
ter, the instructor, will give the first lesson Fri- 
day evening in the Durand institute. 

Owing to the increased enrollment an assistant 
has been found necessary in Professor Dorn's 
department of scrapology. The authorities were 
fortunate in securing Sherwood Washington. 

The first meeting of the University Club will 
be held tonight at the home of President Harlan. 
The address of the evening will be made by Dr. 
Harlan on "An Interview with Pope Leo XIII." 

Miss Griggs met her gymnasium classes for the 
first time on Monday. The girls are enthusiastic 
over basket ball and, with the good material 
among the new girls to count on, some good 
games may be expected. 

The "Coterie" met on Thursday afternoon at 
the home of Mrs. G. W. Schmidt, when Miss Mc- 
Clintock of Ferry Hall read a paper on "The Later 
Biography of Emerson." At the meeting of last 
week Professor Burnap read a paper on "New 
England's debt to Old England." 

Miss Nettie Betten and Miss Jessie Killen re- 
turned on Monday afternoon from Galesburg, 
where they have been attending the Y. W. C. A. 
convention. They report a most enjoyable time 
' at the convention, but came back with an added 
fondness for Lake Forest and Lois Hall. 

Miss Maud Mclntire and Miss Frances Stolz 
were initiated into Sigma Tau Friday evening. 
Miss Laua Kiernan, ex-'04, and Miss Harriet Waite 
of Waukegan were present. Miss Kiernan is 
now devoting her Saturday mornings to teaching a 
class in cooking at the Neighborhood Settlement 
House, on the West side. 

Several of the professors attended a meeting of 
"The Owls" in the city on Friday evening. The 
address of the evening was given by Dr. Buck- 
ley, his subject being "The Religion, Music and 
Art of Japan." Dr. Buckley is now a member of 
the faculty of the University of Chicago, but was 
formerly for eight years a professor in one of the 
Japanese universities. 

Miss Irene Robinson led the Y. W. C. A. on 
Thursday evening, and suggested as a motto for 
the coming year the last verse of the thirty-first 
psalm: "Be of good courage and he shall strength- 
en your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord." The 
meeting was the occasion of the reception of new 
members, twenty-eight being received into 
the association. Every girl in Lois Hall is now a 
Y. W. C. A. girl. 

A fox chase was enjoyed Saturday by the mem- 
bers of the Onwentsia Hunt club. The start was 
made at a point one mile west of the clubhouse 
at three o'clock. Thirty hounds chased the fox 
over a course of eight miles. Among those who 
followed the hunt were Messrs. Arthur T. Aldis, 
W. Vernon Booth, W. O. Lindley, Frederick Mc- 
Laughlin, F. T. Junkin, Granger Farwell and 
Alfred Baker. Miss Alice Roosevelt was one of 
the visitors at the club. 

Shumway and Michael of the illustrious class 
of 1907 walked to the city last Saturday, a total 
distance of thirty miles. They left Lake Forest 
at 6:30 A. M. Michael stopped at Ravenswood in 
order to save his feet for dancing later in the 
evening. Shumway arrived at the Northwestern 
depot at Kinzie street, at 3:22 in the afternoon. 
Their next journey will be to Milwaukee. Be 
out to watch the start at 6:00 o'clock Saturday 




I»r. W. S. P. Bryan and Dr. J. «. K. McClure 
Address Illinois Synod. 

Springfield. 111., Oct. 21.— The first session 
today of the Illinois Synod of the Presbyterian 
church was occupied with reports of committees 
on education, who called attention to the great 
decrease in the number of candidates for the min- 
istry and made a stirring appeal for united action 
to overcome this difficulty. Rev. J. G. K. McClure, 
D. D., of Lake Forest, presented comparative 
statements of the work being done by various de- 
nominations in behalf of Christian education, 
showing that Presbyterians were far from being in 
the lead. He appealed for united action in the 
matter of securing larger gifts and more students 
for the denominational colleges, maintaining that 
the future material for the ministry must come 
largely from these institutions. — Chicago Post. 


The annual tuition fee at Dartmouth has been 
increased from $110 to $125. 

The late Richard W. Foster of Clinton, Mass., 
has bequeathed $25,000 to Harvard university. 

A number of the students of the University of 
Minnesota have taken the place of the strikers in 
the flour mills in Minneapolis. 

Ground will be broken presently at Leland Stan- 
ford university for a new library building to be 
given to the university by Mrs. Stanford. 

The total registration at Cornell university this 
year exceeds 3,000. There is an increase over 
last year's registration, especially in the scientific 

The Iowa state college at Ames has an annual 
excursion day, on which the people of the state 
are invited to visit the college. This day was 
celebrated on Sept. 25 and over 15,000 
people were present. 

A gift of another $300,000 dormitory to the Shef- 
field Scientific School of Yale university by Mr. 
F. W. Vanderbilt, Yale '76, of New York, is an- 
nounced. About a year ago Mr. Vanderbilt gave a 
dormitory to the Sheffield Scientific School in 
memory of the late Cornelius Vanderbilt. 

The girls of Beloit college have taken up the 
game of centre ball. This new game, which is be- 
being played a great deal throughout the csuntry 
this year, is much like basket ball but has an 
advantage over the latter in that no stationary 
field is required, as the baskets are not used. 

Invitations have been issued for the ceremonial 
opening of the Harvard Germanic Museum Nov. 
10, the birthday of Luther and Schiller. The 
formal delivery of the German emperor's gift of 

casts will be made by the German ambassador. 
Baron Speck von Sternberg, and the other mem- 
bers of the embassy are expected to be present. 
— Chicago Post. 

Announcement is made that the first twelve 
students under the Rhodes scholarship will enter 
Oxford in October. Seven of the twelve will be 
from South Africa and five from Germany. It 
is stated that the conditions made by Mr. Rhodes 
in his will have been satisfactorily carried out 
and that the men have been chosen, not only for 
their intellectual attainments, but for the qualities 
of character -which Mr. Rhodes regarded as typi- 
cal of the best manhood. The Americans and 
the rest of the colonial scholars will not arrive 
at Oxford until 1904. — Science. 

A movement is well developed for the estab 
lishment of a university club at Princeton, 
drawing its membership from the faculty and 
resident graduates and from alumni who fre- 
quently visit their alma mater. It is an outgrowth 
of the Nassau Club and doubtless will retain that 
name. A large house on Mercer street has been 
bought and is being refitted. It will have lim- 
ited accommodations for transient members. 
The club expects to be in its new home about 
Jan. 1, starting with a membership of about 100 
residents and 300 non-residents. 

The new students' building at I. U. will cost 
$100,000 and will be fire proof, built of stone, 
containing three stories, a basement and a tower, 
where the chimes will be placed. On the first 
floor will be an auditorium seating 500 people. 
On one side of the auditorium will be a women's 
wing, on the other a mens' wing. In each wing 
will be a modern lounging room. In the base- 
ment will be a swimming pool; also a women's 
gymnasium, and in the men's wing a bowling 
alley. The second floor will be used for commit- 
. tee rooms and a smoking room. The third floor 
will be arranged to accommodate visiting teams. 
Ten thousand dollars of the money will be used 
in furnishing this building. 

Y. M. C. A. 

Mr. E. S. Wells addressed the Y. M. C. A. meet- 
ing on last Tuesday evening. The thirty-five men 
who were present were very enthusiastic in their 
appreciation of his earnest words. During their 
entire history, the religious organizations of the 
college have had no warmer friend than Mr. Wells. 
At no time during the thirty-four years of his res- 
idence at Lake Forest has he failed to give them 
his prompt and very earnest support. The Y. M. 
C. A. men reget that he finds it necessary to seek 
a milder climate for the winter season. 

Mr. Cromley will outline some of his plans for 
the winter's work on next Tuesday evening. 




Tuesday, the 20th of October, marked an im- 
portant event in the history of Ferry Hall. On 
that morning we were awakened by sounds en- 
tirely unknown, which made us rush wildly into 
the halls to see whether it were fire or Judgment 
Day which occasioned such an unusual noise. We 
found only Miss Sargent pounding away at what 
seemed to be the dishpan, which the watchman 
was placidly holding up for her to belabor. But 
it was not the dishpan. No such article ever gave 
forth such resonant, echoing waves of sound as 
Miss Sargent produced. It was a gong which 
came originally from Burmah. and later was 
taken to England. It found its way to this 
country with an Englishman's belongings, and 
has at last been brought to Ferry Hall. It hangs 
in a frame of solid mahogany. Miss Sargent says 
we shall be put to the test, now, as to whether 
our souls respond to beautiful or ugly sounds. 

This same eventful Tuesday brought the organi- 
zation of the Senior Preparatory class. The fol- 
lowing officers were elected: 

President, Miss Mary Turner; vice president, 
Miss Gertrude Eichten; secretary, Miss Elsie 
Johnson, treasurer, Miss Eloise Brinkman. 

The class starts out well this year, numbering 


Last Friday evening, Dr. Nathaniel Butler from 
the University of Chicago gave a very interesting 
lecture on Ethan Brand, a character study of 
Nathaniel Hawthorne. Dr. Butler spoke of the 
story as an example of the two kinds of Fiction: 
Realism as brought out in the description, Ro- 
manticism as ilustrated by sudden changes of 
scene, vivid characters, and movement. 

Dr. Butler said that Hawthorne was not only a 
master of English, but a master in the art of 
story telling. He is much given to description, 
but can arouse much interest by the touches of 
sub-plots and new scenes. 

One of the greatest points that Hawthorne 
brings out in Ethan Brand is that to be in human 
society is as essential as out-of-door life. Haw- 
thorne also brings out in strong contrast Ethan 
Brand's character with that of the Lime-burner, 
the intellect of the former and the dull stupidity 
of the other. 

Dr. Butler read to us the Story of Ethan 
Brand, modifying it somewhat, and explaining 
so clearly, as he read, that many went away with 
a better opinion of Hawthorne's style and his 
class of stories. 


Miss Sargent and the Seniors entertained the 
Senior Preparatory class and Dr. and Mrs. Mc- 
Clure at dinner on Friday evening. The table was 
the largest ever set in Ferry Hall, having covers 
for 32. The entire end of the dining room was 
decorated with beautiful autumn leaves and 
vines, and the table was very attractive with 
dainty sprays of bright leaves and with white 
carnations. Miss Grace Guffin made an able 
toast-mistress, introducing Miss Sargent, Dr. Mc- 
Clure, and the two class presidents. The toasts 
were all splendid and very much enjoyed. Dr. 
McClure responded to "The Ferry Hall Girl's Place 
in the Church and Sunday School," Miss Sargent 
to "The Ferry Hall Girl," and the two Presidents 
responded to each other, dwelling on the import- 
ant place which the allegiance between the two 
classes will hold in our school life and our life 
after we leave Ferry Hall. Miss Guffin's greeting 
was so much enjoyed that we give it here: 
This day is bright and glad and cheery, 
We smile and our hearts are never weary, 
But our thoughts still cling to the lingering past. 
To the time when we were in your class, 
That was a time that was dark and dreary. 

Our lives are bright and glad and cheery, 
We smile and our hearts are never weary, 
For out of the dark and dismal past 
Hath emerged this dignified Senior Class. 
And our lives are bright and cheery. 

Be still, sad hearts, and cease repining — 
Beyond you hope is ever shining; 
Your fate will be envied by one and all, 
For into a life, the best that can fall 
Is to be a Senior of Ferry Hall! 

DR. llrt'M'KK'N SERMON. 

Dr. McClure preached a sermon of the "second 
mile" last Sunday from the text, "And whosoever 
shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him 
twain." He showed the impossibility of inter- 
preting this and similar passages literally. This 
is not a rule to hold men down, but a principle to 
make them think. He also showed how the divine 
policy in the treatment of men is the principle of 
the "second mile." Applying the text, he said 
that in any walk of life it is the man who does 
more than is expected of him that grows in 
usefulness to himself and others, the man who 
does not drop his work exactly on the hour and 
rush away in forgetfulness of all his employer's 

The song recital by Mrs. Lawson at the Win- 
ter club Friday evening; was enjoyed by some hun- 
dred and fifty guests. Mrs. Lawson was enter- 
tained at the home of Mr. C. H. Fitzhugh. 




Stuart Kedzie was visiting his brother Saturday 

and Sunday. 

Gaddis has been forced to return to the hospi- 
tal, his knee having become worse. 

On Friday last the Bast House Association 
football team defeated the Remsen team by a 
score of one goal to 0. Bast House won cheifly 
through its good team work, which the opponents 

The Town House played Durand the same day, 
but neither side was able to score. 


East House won the track meet Saturday, with a 
score of 43 points. Remsen came second with 31, 
Durand was third with 16, and the Town House 
finished last with 9. Until nearly the last event 
the score was close, but the broad jump decided 
the victory. 

Discus throw: Raymond (Remsen), first; White 
(Town) second; Rose (Durand), third. Distance, 
81 feet, 1 inch. 
100 yard dash, first heat: Zimmerman. 
100 yard dash, second heat: Denmead. 
100 yard dash, third heat: Cotton. 
100 yard dash, fourth heat: France. 
Final heat: Denmead (Durand) first; Zimmer- 
man (Bast), second; Cotton (Remsen) third. 
Time, 10 3-5 seconds. 

Pole vault: Zimmerman (East), first; Fain (Du- 
rand), second; B. Schnur (East), third. Height, 
8 feet 6 inches. 

Half-mile run: Hale (East), first; Raymond 
(Remsen), second; J. Schnur (East), third. Time, 

Shotput: France (Remsen), first; Oughton 
(Remsen), second; Raymond (Remsen), third. 
Distance, 35 feet 7 inches. 

220 yard dash: Zimmerman (East), first; Ray- 
mond (Remsen), second; Denmead (Durand), 
third. Time, 26 1-5 seconds. 

High jump: Vincent (Remsen), first; Zimmer- 
man (East), second; B. Schnur (East), third. 
Height, 5 feet 1 inch. 

440 yard dash: Raymond, (Remsen), first; Hobbs 
(East), second; Dowdall (Durand), third. Time, 
59 4-5 seconds. 

One mile run: J. Rumsey (Town), first; King 

(East), second; Hale (East), third. Time, 5:09. 

Running broad jump: Zimmerman (East), first; 

Denmead (Durand), second; Price (Town), third. 

Distance, 19 feet 6 inches. 

120 yard low hurdle: B. Schnur (East), first; 
Sutton (Durand) and J. Schnur (East) tied for 
second. Time 17 1-5 seconds 

The time made in the half mile, mile, and the 
100, was excellent, considering the unfavorable 
weather and the fact that the men were untrained. 

Denmead's victory in the 100 yard dash was the 
most noteworthy performance of the day. 

Joe Rumsey made a great spurt in the finish of 
the mile. 

Raymond beat Denmead for the second place 
in the 220 by a good sprint. His margin could not 
have been over three inches. 

France proved to be the "dark horse" in the 
shotput, but won with comparative ease. 

When our president dines at Commons, 

The waiters perk their ears, 
And of bodily exertion, 

They seem to lose their fears. 
When our president dines at Commons, 

Two vegetables are seen. 
Oh, Prexy, please come soon again, 

We all are growing lean. 

— Commoner. 

The Boston Transcript says: 

"The world has heard of Zion through two kinds 
of pens — the florid hyperbole of The Zion Banner, 
and the caustic scoff of the Chicago reporter. It 
remained for the world to get a dispassionate 
view of Dowie's city through the scientific eye of 
Professor John J. Halsey of Lake Forest universi- 
ty, who went neither to pray nor to scoff, and came 
away without scoffing or praying, but with a sane 
discussion of an economic experiment which fills 
six columns of the Indianapolis News." 


A freshman from far Manistique 
Was told by his teacher to spique; 
But before he got through it 
He said: "I can't dough it, — 
The words all get stuck in my bique.' 

A sporty young freshman named Corbett 
Took in the Bismarck in his orbit; 

"I don't drink," he said, — 

"But upset it instead, 
Down my neck, and I think I'll absorb it." 

A handsome young freshman named Jason 
A Ferry Hall girl got a case on; 

"My darling, come here" — 

"But she answered: "I fear 
You'll first have to get a new face on." 




In order to get a little more information that 
will make the records more complete, the bio- 
graphical portion of the alumni notes will not be 
continued until next week. The management of 
The Stentor makes a further appeal for subscrip- 
tions from the alumni for whom these columns 
are printed. Additional news items will be wel- 
comed at all times. Address such communications 
to Professor Halsey. 


The November number of McClure's magazine 
contains on page 42 a complimentary allusion to 
the Thompson-Starrett Co., of New York, of which 
Theodore Starrett is president. After discus- 
sing the methods of certain other companies in 
compounding with unscrupulous labor bosses 
the article goes on, "Other construction compan 
ies, like the Thompson-Starrett Co., more conserv- 
atively managed * * * * joined the em- 
ployers' association in their fight to down the 
blackmailing labor boss." 

Wiliam R. Dysart has been for four years past 
the assistant postmaster at Ripon, Wis. He has 
done much newspaper work, especially during the 
Cuban war, when he was a member of a volunteer 
regiment and acted as regular correspondent for 
one of the Milwaukee papers. 

A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs W. L. 
Chaffee at Leadville, Colo., on August 31. Mr. 
Chaffee is at present engaged in the mining busi- 
ness in Leadville. 


After "six delightful years" spent as pastor of 
two chuches at Manito. Ill , E. A. Drake reeen' y 
moved to Mason City, Iowa, to take the pastorate 
of the Pennsylvania Lane Reformed church. 

Mr. John H. Rice has transferred himself from 
pedagogy to engineering, and is now engaged in 
surveying a new route for the 'Frisco system in 
Arkansas. The Arkansas neck of woods is pretty 
full of Lake Forest men. 


Rev. L. A. Crandall has recently removed from 
North Dakota to Plymouth, III., where he is now 
settled as pastor, and where on July 29, he was 
married to Miss Anna Price Hall. 

Miss Hortense Butler's thesis of "The Labium 
of the Odanata" has been accepted for publication 
in "The Transactions of the American Ethno- 
logical Society." 


A college is often called a "little world," and 
its life an epitome upon a narrow stage of the 
great "shifting scene" without. A true college 
life is a very complex thing. At Lake Forest 
we have been under a double disadvantage, our 
student actors have been too few to take all the 
parts, and we are almost novices in acting, for 
we have no rich tradition behind us. Perhaps the 
second disadvantage is more apparent than real, 
for college life is a stage where the players must 
be only natural, and we have the honor to give the 
tone to the future life of the institution. 

There are many sides to be developed : we hope 
for broad courses of study; congenial social life; 
activity in athletics; a loyal college spirit, which 
is the natural corollary of friendship and sports; 
and a constantly widening influence. With all 
possible developments in view, let us never forget 
that college gives us the password to a goodlier 
fellowship than even Arthur knew, the fellowship 
of books. "Books," Wordsworth says, "are a real 
world." We can enter that world now; once ad- 
mitted, we shall never graduate from it as from 
our narrow college world, and no trial or bitter- 
ness in life hereafter can sever our friendship 
there. A college man should be gentlemanly, 
manly and magnanimous, and no influence can 
be so refining as good books rightly read. A col- 
lege man may be a scholar or an athlete, inspired 
by the example of Bentley or Achilles. To my 
mind a man has wasted his opportunities in col- 
lege who goes into the world_ without a taste for 
literature: college men rarely acquire such a taste 
after graduation, and a man who has a free gift 
of the key to kings' treasuries and refuses to use 
it, might as well have been educated on a bank 
stool or at a threshing machine. Mr. Lowell in 
one of his essays tells a legend of a poor Wallach- 
ian who was taken up into heaven for a good 
service done and permitted to ask any gift that 
he wished for. He chose a poor, half-broken bag- 
pipe, though he might have had all wisdom or 
riches or virtue. Our training here should teach 
us to choose more wisely than. the poor peasant, 
that we may not reject the perennial music of 
wisdom's words for the false notes of worldly ad- 
vantage. The true leaven of the college life should 
be an intimate association with literature, and the 
silent influence of such companionship will in 
after life distinguish the college-bred man among 
his peers. But he will not be a Pharisee or a 
snob, for he will have learned true humility. 

Perhaps it may seem paradoxical to make any 
distinction between the ordinary courses of a stu- 
dent and a literary life in college. But there is a 
real distinction in degree; in plain view lies the 



stated work of the classroom and the voluntary 
work of the debating hall, but the real literary 
life lies beyond, almost as intimate and as sacred 
to the faithful as a religion. The work of the 
recitation room should of course be for truth first, 
and only incidentally for discipline, and a work 
on Physics is literature, in so far as it is true, 
though it is without that luster which we call 
style. The old learning was called "the humani- 
ties," and consisted largely in the study of pure 
literature. There is a bit of new learning in this 
century which men call science, but, after all, 
science is but the handmaid of the Muses, for a 
"master of the mind" like Bacon or Goethe can 
with a word put science in bondage. Most truth 
is recorded in what we call good literature, and 
whether we read in Aristotle the foreshadowing 
of most philosophy, or with Herschel the celestial 
orbits, or with Darwin the sum of years of scru- 
tiny, a Shakespeare may gather up all their re- 
sults on a single page. Many things then, in 
class-room work incline the student to literature — 
the subject matter, the teacher, and his own curi- 
osity. But many men stop on the threshold. 

A second field for external literary activity is 
in the societies, where we have an advantage over 
many larger institutions. At many American col- 
leges oratory and debate are unknown outside 
the often formal professions of secret societies. 
In our three literary clubs we have both an incen- 
tive to private reading and an opportunity to ex- 
press its results. My constant argument is towards 
devotion to reading in se, the jealous excluding 
devotion of a lover. For I believe that reading is 
its own reward, but a reader's store is like wealth 
rightly invested, increasing with the using; and 
no treachery or disaster can diminish it. Certain- 
ly in the literary societies we can utilize all that 
we gain in the class room and go far beyond, while 
following specific lines of reading for definite 

The literary spirit can be fostered in our so- 
cial life with each other and with the faculty. The 
very flippancy of much of our talk is half its 
charm, and the man who should drag a book into 
a conversation by main force ought to be obliged 
to translate it into Choctaw; but a book may fairly 
be a more interesting topic than the quality of 
the breakfast at Commons or even the partialities 
of the Faculty. 

A man's books may be a refuge from the meagre 
companionship of a small colege and the dull mo- 
notony of a country town. Class room, debating 
hall and classmates may grow tiresome, lectures 
are few and no "barnstormers" ever come to 
Lake Forest. The searcher is still only) in the 
outer chamber, but all signs have pointed out the 

way to an open door. College training only helps. 
Finally a man must after all educate himself. A 
man must decide for himself whether he will en- 
ter "that select society of all the centuries," the 
securest fellowship which the world can give. 

There are a few objections to much devotion to 
reading. The stated round of recitations is en- 
grossing; the libraries are often deficient and we 
cannot afford to buy many books; we seek our 
recreation in social talk and exercise, — and, final- 
ly, the life to which we look forward is practical 
and material, where book-loving will only make 
us lag behind our rivals in the race. In brief re- 
buttal, "much study is a weariness to the flesh;" 
the libraries afford much and the additions can 
be directed to our expressed needs; the best books 
are perhaps the cheapest; a man never has more 
spare time than when at college ; lastly, as I have 
already hinted, a love for books once gained 
never fails, for it is the prize which a man takes 
from college with him to his oriflamme of distinc- 
tion, a keen weapon in conflict, a healing balm 
in trouble. The theory, practice, evidence of 
thinkers, workers, witnesses everywhere con- 
firms this. To a man who looks into the reason 
of it the case seems overwhelming, yet many a 
man leaves his university caring n more for lit- 
erature than for a passing cloud, though it is in 
his power to 

"Breathe, if he will, immortal air." 
Granting the will and taste for reading, much 
might be said on how to read, but he who runs 
can find guides to speed him. The masters agree 
on many points; read, they say, from a center 
outward, read tested books, think over and re- 
view, the quality is the thing to be sought. But 
I would urge a certain catholicity of reading for 
the college man; let him "soak in the vats of 
literature," and in proper time his own taste will 
make its natural selection. After life will be spe- 
cial and narrow enough for most of us; in college 
we have our opportunity for developing breadth 
of view. When we get into the world we may feel 
with Patrick Henry, "It is not books, sir, it is men 
that we must study." "Men and books," I should 
say, even then, but now is the time for books. 
Here in college a man may read not for knowl- 
edge only, but to jest with Horace, to chasten 
himself with A. Kempis, to watch the bright world 
with Thackeray, to dream of Helen with Tenny- 
son, or take a perilous chance with Stevenson. 
Let him wander at will; let him enter with un- 
profaning step the temples where hang the shin- 
ing shields of the masters of earthly time; turn 
which way he will to the hilltops of literature, as 
the eye of the worshiper in St. Sophia is drawn 
toward heaven, so the lover of books wil always 
find him 

"An endless fountain of immortal drink, 
Coming to us o'er heaven's brink." 

The Stentor. 

Vol. XVIII. 

Lake Forest, III., November 5, 1903. 

No. 7 


The following paragraphs are selected from an 
article contributed by Professor Halsey to "The 
News" of Indianapolis. 

Go with me to the great feast of Tabernacles, 
which continued this year from Saturday, 
July 11, to Tuesday, July 21. The day 
we shall select is the cardinal day of 
the whole series, for it is Tuesday, July 14, 
the third aniversary of the consecration of Zion's 
temple site. At 1 o'clock the park around the great 
white tabernacle is alive with worshippers who 
have already arrived, and all the avenues are 
filled with human streams converging on the cen- 
tral spot. All is expectation and gladness as of 
a holiday occasion, and on the faces of all are 
the outward signs of a life of peace and- content- 
ment, far away from the grime and turmoil, and 
pushing selfishness of a great city. The crowd 
parts on either side of an opening way, and up 
the gentle slope to Zion comes the great proces- 
sion, 2,000 strong, marching four abreast, "a har- 
monious, orderly and mighty conspiring of life, 
light, color, music and motion to one end, the wor- 
ship, praise and adoration of God." At the van 
march the blue coated Zion Guard, led by Colonel 
Stern, their side arms in the proper place, but 
Bibles, not swords. Then the band and drum 
corps of fifty men, playing the songs of Zion — 
good old-fashioned hymn tunes, such as we all 
learned from our mothers when religion was still 
a thing of every household. Then a beautiful 
sight, indeed, the white-robed Zion choir, 200 
young men and boys, and 400 of the maidens of 
Zion, all in gowns such as are familiar on bacca- 
laureate occasions, but varied in this case by the 
white surplice to the knees, over the long black 
robe. Above all, the academic black cap with 
mortar board and tassel, and aslant the breast a 
sash in the colors of Zion — gold, white and blue, 
the suggestion of worth and purity and heaven. 
Beside these sweet singers come the beginnings 
of the restoration host, already a thousand strong, 
wearing the same kind of sash and bearing ban- 
ners of Zion in the same colors. Last come 
three hundred of the officers of the church, hard- 

ly to be distinguished from candidates for ad- 
vanced degrees on some great commencement 
occasion, as they pass in black gowns and the 
full beards that are all but universal in Zion. 
Marching and countermarching about the site 
of the greater tabernacle soon to be erected, they 
at length come to a stand, a living square around 
the designated position, which is then dedicated 
to the service of God, the choir singing "The 
Church's One Foundation" and the general over- 
seer making the prayer of consecration. Then in 
two columns of four each the procession files 
into the white tabernacle, and in due time the 
vast building is nearly filled, three thousand on 
the main floor, and as many more in the main 
gallery. It is an impressive sight. The great pil- 
lars that separate the nave from the galleries 
are decked with the flags of many countries; 
most conspicuous of all the banner of Zion, but 
vying with it "Old Glory" and the meteor flag of 
England. The choir end of the building and the 
first section of the gallery on either side are 
packed with the young choristers, while the next 
sections are filled with the officers and elders. 
White and black and blue and gold make a beau- 
tiful picture as the westering sun shines in at the 
great windows. Back of the elders the visiting 
audience sits and looks down on the restoration 
hosts below, these also gleaming in scarfs and 

Not until 4 o'clock could the services within 
doors begin. Then came to the front of the plat- 
form beneath the choir the man who is the an- 
imating soul of all this pageantry and enthusiasm, 
and who had closed the long procession march- 
ing behind the great Zion banner. As he stood 
for a moment out of relative position to those 
seated around him, he seemed a majestic figure. 
The crown of the head bald to the temples on ei- 
ther side, the long silvery side locks, the venera- 
ble flowing beard all gave him a patriarchal appear- 
ance. The effect of the black robe and the white 
surplice was enhanced in his case by deep borders 
of purple. One moment the hands went together 
to the brow and eyes, and then came down in 



a sweep that seemed to gather the forces of the 
brain for unusual effort. Then, in a high treble, 
with the slightest suggestion of a lisp, his voice 
rose clear, deliberate, and filling all the great 
building in a prayer of invocation. 

As the subject opened up the speaker strode 
back and forth the length of the platform, 
pouring forth a quiet yet forceful stream of idi- 
omatic, terse, rugged English, not elegant, but 
accurate and to the point. Almost instantane- 
ously he would pass from the playful tender man- 
ner of a father to the great audience to staccato 
notes, sharp, and ringing and stern, of rebuke or 
of warning. And whether soothing or pleading 
or scolding, he seeemed to carry the people with 
him as one man. To the visitor from without 
thus listening for the first time, it seemed incred- 
ible that so many minds and ncarts sho.ild so 
patiently and contentedly submit themselves 
to these phillipics. Only when he comes to know 
the people, and the man, and th>; personal rela- 
tions that bind the one to the others, does he 
perceive that this is truly a patriarchal dispen- 
sation that might befit the twentieth century 
B. C, re-enacted in the twentieth century A. D.; 
that this man dominates this people, and that 
they gladly look to him as does a little child to 
a father. 

His chief of police would die for him, if need 
be, because he was saved by God thruogh him 
from a drunkard's grave anl restored to so- 
ciety and his family to be a c /edit to both. His 
manager of publishing house ana press loves 
him as a son and father, because Mr. Dowie found 
him a college graduate and candidate for higher 
degrees, leading a Godless and unworthy life 
within the protecting indifference of good society, 
and lifted him to high purposes and a useful life. 
His land master was living a life of successful 
business and yet solely material aspirations to 
which all thought of God or of his use to man was 
foreign, when, through the friepdly touch of the 
man whom he now reveres, life really began for 
him. His educational director, a scholar in clas- 
sics and old theologies and new criticism, who 
had boxed the compass of religious thought from 
traditionalism to scepticism, found, as he believes, 
in this master, the divine purpose that Christ re- 
vealed, of compassionate and masterful help for 
souls in need. His ecclesiastical overseer of Zion 
City, a graduate of medical and theological 
schools, saw in this modern leader a Christlike 
reproduction of Chaucer's good parson — "first he 
thought and afterwards he taught." His cool- 
headed financial director found, as he devoutly 
believ'es — and his sacrifice of a rare position of 

influence in church society evidently evidences 
his sincerity — the first healing touch that an af- 
flicted child had ever known; and he would go 
tomorrow at the bidding of his friend to Africa 
or to Greenland, because he recognizes a great 
love and a great wisdom. 

Once more we meet him face to face, this time 
as a guest in his own beautiful home and at his 
faultlessly appointed table. No gentleman of 
"the old school" could have entertained you with 
a more stately and yet gracious courtesy. You 
wander through his choice library of ten thousand 
volumes. You are invited to a personal confer- 
ence in the inner sanctum of the home — the 
upstairs study room. The man who towered so 
majestically on the platform confronts you. He 
greets you with a firm hand grip and the Zion 
salutation, "Peace be with you." If you are prop- 
erly instructed you reply, "Peace be multiplied 
unto you." Your host is a man who stands five 
feet, five and a half inches high and weighs 210 
pounds. His favorite comparison for himself is 
Zaccheus. Any doubt as to his ability to match 
the latter in agility, as well as in stature, disap- 
pears when one witnesses his dramatic imperson- 
ations on the platform. He fixes you with a stead- 
fast gaze that is yet serene and kindly, with no 
suggestion of hypnotism or of uncanny influence 
of any kind. If his face on this nearer approach 
did not seem so much younger than it seemed 
from the distance of the tabernacle seat and 
amid its whitening hairs, you would say that it 
is benignant. You perceive eyes that are hazel 
beneath the shaggy brows that connote strong 

The novelty of a personal interview with "a 
prophet" soon wears away, and you find yourself 
enjoying the unfolding of the mind of a man of 
intellectual powers, of culture and of an old-fash- 
ioned piety that you thought was passing. He 
talks for hours and you listen, finding it hard, 
amid the abundant flow of ideas in forceful En- 
glish, to introduce the suggestion that shall 
guide the exposition in channels to meet the ques- 
tionings you brought with you. You discuss di- 
vine healing, the prophetic office, the management 
of Zion, the criticisms of press and clergy. There 
is no harsh word, no excitement of manner, no 
denunciation, although strong resentment for 
criticisms which have insinuated and misrepre- 
sented. You are inclined to credit this man with 
the courage of his convictions, to believe that he 
is honest in his beliefs, however they may fail to 
command your respect as a student either of 
science or of free American institutions. You 
may not accept his conception of revelation or of 



the reign of law — physical or social — but you must 
recognize the lofty purpose unfolded and the 
record of good things accomplished, in evidence 
all around you in Zion. 

The manners of the people of Zion City are 
pleasant to behold, and the visitor notes only 
courtesy of daily life. It is an ideal place in this 
respect. Yet there is lacking from the public 
worship and in the discussion of Zion's work and 
progress a note of spirituality that one would fain 
hear. It is there assuredly, for one noted it in 
the address to the teachers and in the personal 
interview, and also in conversation with the va- 
rious members of the community. It is the idea 
of worship as distinct from instruction that we 
have in mind; aspiration rather than inspiration, 
which keeps men humble in the presence of God 
and charitable in the presence of all others. Too 
often in the public discourse — as reproduced in 
the "Leaves of Healing" — all movement seems to 
be arrested on the doctrine of justification, and 
we do not arrive at sanctification, for Zion jus- 
tified in the sight of God seems to face about for 
justification in the sight of men. This is undoubt- 
edly a result of the resistance that has been 
aroused by much ignorant and malevolent attack, 
but it is none the less a grave source of spiritual 

In taking leave of this remarkable man and 
interesting community one can but bear witness 
to the pleasure derived from a temporary sojourn 
in their society. One brings away the conviction 
that they are very sincere and very earnest men, 
with high ideals of personal conduct, a very 
large mastery of the principle of the golden rule 
in their business dealings, and a collective de- 
termination to make their small section of mother 
earth a credit to society and a model of clean yet 
joyous living. For the social ideal of the founder 
of Zion is distinctively that of the old Jewish 
state, and far removed from that of our Puritan 
founders. To him life is a glad and happy thing, 
and its material blessings are as truly the gift 
of God as are those of the Spirit. Physical health 
and strength are to be sought after and culti- 
vated; riches are a means of usefulness as well 
as of enjoyment; and every good gift is from 
above, while all evil diseases and afflictions pro- 
ceed from the devil. It is a good, healthy, com- 
mon-sense view of things, which does not find any 
virtue in being miserable or afflicted, and never 
sees in any misfortune the chastening hand of 
God. Whilst we may dissent from some of the 
cardinal conceptions upon which the life of this 
community is based, and disapprove of some of 
the methods adopted for the promotion thereof, 

we must welcome the earnest spirit, the clean 
living and the material and moral results already 
made manifest to all who devote a ittle time to 
this interesting, social phenomenon. 


The First Sleeting of the Sixteenth Season Held 
Last Week. 

The University club met for the first time this 
year on last Thursday evening, at the home of 
President Harlan. There was more than an av- 
erage attendance of former members and some 
new faces were welcomed. Miss Ripley, fresh 
from her year of study in Europe, entertained 
the club with music and afterwards Dr. Harlan 
gave, in a delightful way, an informal paper upon 
a visit to Pope Leo XIII in 1893. 

Professor Walter Smith; the chairman of the 
executive committee, made some announcement 
of the program for the year; some eight or nine 
of the papers are to be by members of the facul- 
ties of the three departments. At the next meet- 
ing Mr. McDonald is to narrate an episode in Sa- 
moan history; he will be followed by Mr. Horace 
Martin of Lake Forest with a paper on the read- 
ing of biography, and on Dec. 11th Dean Weld of 
the University of Iowa will probably speak on 
some phases of the history of the Mississippi 

As I walked up and down Deerpath avenue to- 
day, looking for that mysterious and elusive some- 
thing caled inspiration, I could not help noticing 
that the trees and I seemed to be in the selfsame 
mood. The damp leaves hung motionless on the 
drooping branches, and the Autumn air was quiet, 
even melancholy in its stillness. 

But suddenly I met a crowd of Lois Hall girls. 
Then surely Erato laid hands on me and an in- 
spiration came: how fitting it was that the path 
should be so happily named. Drunk with the 
beauty of the exquisite thought. I left the side- 
walk and began wandering about. And then, 
Whack! I collided with a tree trunk and 


Announcement is made by the Apollo musical 
club of the concerts to be given this season. The 
Light of Life" by Edward Elgar, and "King Olaf" 
by Carl Busch will be sung at the first concert, 
Monday, Nov. 30. Christmas night and the Sun- 
day following, as has been the custom, "The Mes- 
siah" will be given. Mendelssohn's "Elijah" will 
be the fourth program on Feb. 22. The season 
Willi be closed Apr. 25 with the "Swan and Sky- 
lark"" by Goring Thomas and Berlioz's "Te De- 



^he Mtefntg Sodetie# 


The regular meeting of the Aletheian on Oct. 
30, was opened by devotional exercises led by. 
Miss Anderson. Miss Ash read a paper on "Su- 
perstitions Ancient and Modern," in which she 
spoke of the origin of our common superstitions, 
showing that many of them are based upon what 
were once supposed to be scientific facts. 

"The Story of Hallowe'en" was told by Miss 
Whitmore. She said in part: "Probably, few peo- 
ple are acquainted with the fact that the observ- 
ance of Hallowe'en has descended to us from an 
ancient heathen festival. This festival, known as 
the Beltane, was once common to all the Celtic 
nations. On the occasion of these festivals, all 
the fires of the district were extinguished. The 
"need fire" was then kindled and from this fire 
the domestic hearths were lighted. Two fires 
were also built side by side, and if men and cat- 
tle passed unhurt between them, they would be 
free from sickness and disease for the coming 
year. Traces of this usage existed in the Scottish 
Highlands, even in the nineteenth century. 

"On Nov. 1, 835, Gregory IV .instituted the 
festival of All Saints, or All Hallows, choosing 
this day, perhaps, because the evening preceding 
it was the one on which the heathen festival was 
observed, and it was the custom of- the church 
to supplant heathen by Christian observances. 
Nevertheless, the successor of the Beltane, Hal- 
lowe'en, although the name comes from the An- 
glo-Saxon halig and the German heilig, has noth- 
ing churchly about it, for the old customs pertain- 
ing to the pagan celebration did not pass away, 
but were more firmly established, adding every 
now and then some new superstitions and also 
old ones that were not associated with any special 

A piano solo was beautifully rendered by Miss 
Schmidt, and a vocal solo by Miss Martin. A 
ghost story, told by Miss Gait, concluded the 

the old men are confident from the indications 
that, with energy and enthusiasm on the part 
of all, good work will be done and a successful 
year passed in the society. 

The Zeta Epsilon meeting Mon- 
day evening was given over to the 
reception of new members. The 
earlier part was devoted to the nec- 
essary formalities, and later all 
joined in having a good time and disposing of 
the special refreshments. All the candidates en- 
tered heartily into the spirit of the meeting; and 

At a meeting of the Athe- 
naean Monday evening the fol- 
lowing program was presented: 
Devotional — Kranhold. 
Impromptu Talks — Hautau, Wil- 

Review of the Events of the Week — Trowbridge. 
"Dowie's invasion of New York City" — Erskine. 
Debate: "Resolved, That Suffrage, as it Now Ex- 
ists, Is Detrimental to Our Nation." — Af- 
firmative, Rath; negative, Palmer. . 

The subject given to Mr. Hautau for his im- 
formal talk was: "The Advantages Derived 
from Attending a Small college," The speaker 
made three good points; the pupils come into 
close touch with the professors, the gain thereby 
being self-evident; that one meets, or at least 
has a chance to meet and know all the students 
of the institution, and in so doing gets a great 
many corners of character rubbed off; and that 
the general atmosphere of a small college is more 
conducive to study than that of a large college. 
The distractions are not so many and the fact 
that a person has a chance to recite each day 
in his classes holds him to a higher standard of 
daily work. 

Mr. Wilson's subject was "The coming election 
in New York City." He spoke of the fight against 
Tammany and corruption, of the character of Mr. 
Low and his excellent management of municipal 
affairs, and of the prominent men on both sides 
of the campaign. 

In the review of the events of the past week 
Mr. Trowbridge spoke briefly on the result of 
Dr. Dowie's crusade, the coming election, the 
horse show, the recent exposure of the graft sys- 
tem in Chicago and the Purdue disaster. 

Speaking on "Dowie's Invasion of New York 
City," Mr. Erskine gave some very interesting 
facts on the Zion leader and his people. He read 
extracts from papers showing why the movement 
failed, the consensus of opinion of prominent 
men being that there was too much "sounding 
brass and tinkling cymbal" about the Zion host, 
that either Dr. Dowie is a much mistaken man 
or a very insincere one. The warm feeing New 
York has for the Salvation army proves that it 
should be. The fact that people would not stay 
and listen to Dr. Dowie's harangues and abuse 
simply shows the good sense and respect of the 
average New Yorker. The spirit of humility and 
the spirit of tolerance seem to be utterly lacking 



in Dr. Dowie, and the majority of his followers. 
One of the most interesting extracts was from 
a personal letter written to Dr. Dowie by Dr. 

The debate closed the regular programme, the 
judges deciding in favor of the negative. The 
following is a list of the new men taken into 
the Athenaean society: Wilson, Trowbridge, Rath, 
Howard, Kranhold, Palmer, Pales, Hautau, Jamie- 


Manager Carter was unable to secure a game 
for last Saturday, and consequently the college 
rooters will not be permitted to see our team in 
action until the Chicago Dental game Saturday, 
Nov. 14. In the past this has always been the 
game of the season in Lake Forest and, judging 
by the interest already manifested, this year will 
be no exception. 

The team will line up against Depauw next Sat- 
urday. A hard contest is expected, but it seems 
reasonable to expect that Lake Forest will re- 
turn victorious. Every man on the team is in 
first-class condition, fit to play the game to the 
finish. The 'scrubs" have been out faithfully 
three nights a week for scrimmage work, thus 
giving the regulars abundant opportunity to per- 
fect their formations; and if defeat falls to our 
lot Saturday, it will be because we are out- 
weighed, not outplayed. 

The team will leave Friday noon and it will be 
a great source of inspiration if as many college 
men and women as possible will go to the depot 
and give them a rousing send off. 


Sonic Friendly and Encouraging Words front 
Our Readers. 

I have read with pleasure sample copy Stentor 
No. 1, and am pleased to note that the Alumni 
column is to receive special attention the coming 
year, and that you are to include non-graduates 
as well as graduates. We "old fellows" are be- 
ginning to look backwards and nothing interests 
us more than accounts of the whereabouts and 
the successes of our friends, classmates and pro- 
fessors, of our college days. Enclosed find check 
for which send me The Stentor for the college 
year. With many pleasant recollections of the 
days spent in L. F. TJ., I am sincerely yours, 

J. D. POPE, ex-'87. 

Friend, Nebr., Sept. 30. 

Please find cheque for subscription enclosed. 
I have been very much interested in the numbers 

of The Stentor which have already reached me, 
especially the alumni notes. 

Milwaukee, Oct. 20. 

I have been following the pages of The Sten- 
tor with much interest. Certainly there is much 
in it these days of vital and growing interest to 
the old Lake Forest students. 

R.H. CROZIER, '93. 

St. Joseph, Mo., Oct. 28. 

I enclose payment for The Stentor for the cur- 
rent year. I wish to congratulate you upon the 
improved appearance and general make up of the 
first number. 


Belleview, Nebr., Oct. 7th. 

Please be sure to send me numbers two and 
(three of The Stentor; I have the last eight years 
iof the paper complete and bound, and want to 
!do the same this year. The Stentor is now the 
Ibest it has ever been in the history of Lake For- 
est. E. G. BANTA, '02. 

Osceola, la., Oct. 18th. 

You are to be congratulated on the first number 
(of your paper. It is greatly improved and shows 
Ithat much work has been given to prepare it. 

The space you are devoting to alumni news will 
bring you good result, as it will make The Sten- 
tor a welcome visitor each week to many old-time 
students who are out of touch with happenings in 
college these days, but who will be glad to hear 
about their former companions. The college pa- 
per is one thing in common to old and new stu- 
dents and you have taken a step toward success 
by making The Stentor of interest to the alumni. 

I am glad to know of the increased number of 
students at Lake Forest at the beginning of this 
new year. All credit to those who have worked 
so hard to bring it about. Every old-timer will 
feel a renewed interest in the institution and I 
am sure will lend a helping hand to influence still 
others to come. It has been my privilege to meet 
many old students in different parts of the coun- 
try during the past year and they all feel that a 
bright future is in store for dear old Lake Forest 
and hope that the good work may go on. 

Very sincerely, GEO. C. RICE, ex-'98. 


Professqr Dawson wishes the announcement of 
the French prizes made in the catalogue to be 
changed to read as follows: 

"A prize of thirty dollars will be awarded to 
the best student and a prize of twenty dollars to 
the next best student in the French department." 



The Stentor. 


Published every Thursday during the collegiate year by the 
students of Lake Forest College. 


WILLIAM B. BOSS Assistant Editor 

FRED C. CHURCHILL Business Manager 

MISS HELEN McNITT Exchange Editor 


PROF. JOHN J. HALSEY j Alttmni EmTO R 8 

PROF. WALTER R. BBIDGMAN j alumni editors 

Reporters and Correspondents. 


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Address all business communications and make all checks 
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All other correspondence should be addressed to the Editor. 
Contributions from students and alumni are very much 

Previous numbers of The Stentor and all exchanges are on 
file in the office. You are invited to read them. 

Entered at the post-office at Lake Forest 111., as second-class 

Directory of Student Organizations. 

Athletic Association— President, Prof. R. H. McKee; Secre- 
tary, E. S.Scott. 

Football— Manager, W. N. Carter; Captain, Fermar T. Black. 

Baseball— Manager, Arthur W. Campbell ; Captain, T. Edgar 

Indoor Baseball— Captain, O. S. Thompson. 

Tennis Association— President, Lowell H. Beach; Secretary, 
Chas. Cobb. 

Y. M. C. A.— President, George Cromley; Secretary, L C. 

Y. W. C. A.— President, Vida Graham; Secretary, Belle J. 


Program of fourth concert, Nov. 13 and 14. 
Soloist, Mrs. Fannie Bloomfield Zeisler. 

Overture, "Melusina," Opus 32 Mendelssohn 

Incidental Music and Funeral March, from "Grania and 

Diarmid" Elgar 

Concerto for Pianoforte, A minor, Opus 16 Grieg 


Symphony No. 6, "Pathetique," B minor, Opus 74 


The manager will pay 5 cents for every copy 
of the first and second numbers of the Stentor. 
The edition has been exhausted and more copies 
are needed for the alumni. 

literary society page. Mr. Lloyd M. Burghart, 
'06, has been appointed reporter from Zeta Epsi- 

The news of the terrible accident to the Pur- 
due excursion train came like a thundercloud 
over the many who were watching for reports 
of the big football games Saturday evening. That 
such a disaster could happen in this day Is dread- 
ful; that it came upon a trainload of gay and 
eager college students is the more appalling and 
the more to be lamented. Let the students, faculty 
and friends of Purdue university be assured that 
they have the deep sympathy of Lake Forest, of 
the entire college world. 

Considerable comment has been called forth 
by the editorial of last week relating to the spell- 
ing and capitalization to be used in contributions 
to The Stentor. Most of the objections have been 
to the third rule. In the following clipping 
from the "Princeton Alumni Weekly" the 
use of the capital in the word "history" is an ex- 
ample of the usage desired by the editor, but not 
clearly stated in the rule as published. 

"President Wilson is announced by the Har- 
pers as one of the special contributors to a new 
subscription work of theirs called Harpers Ency- 
clopedia of United States History. They also 
state that he will write the introduction. An en- 
cyclopedia of United States history ought to be 
convenient as a reference work, and the publish- 
ers say that this is the only one in existence." 

In writing the word "college" in a title, as a 
headline, the capital "C" is certainly proper; but 
in an expression like "The total registration at 
Cornell university exceeds 3,000," the capital let- 
ter may be dispensed with. This, we will ad- 
mit, is an usage first adopted by the newspapers, 
but it is gradually being taken up by college pa- 
pers. It is mostly, however, a matter of personal 

One reason for the use in these columns is the 
fact that The Stentor is printed on the same 
presses that print "The Northwestern," which 
uses this method of capitalization. If anyone 
who writes a special article for The Stentor de- 
sires to vary from this usage, let him write it 
definitely on his paper; the editor will comply 
with his request. The regular staff, however, will 
capitalize as notified last week. 

A few changes in the staff of the Stentor have 
been made this week. Mr. Palmer has given up 
his place as college reporter. Mr. Jackman will 
take up this work and will in addition edit the 

President Eliot of Harvard maps out the pro- 
gram for an ideal student as follows: Ten hours 
for study, eight for sleep, two for exercise and 
four for meals and social duties. 




Hallowe'.en passed with unusual quietness. 

Professor Halsey has been ill for several days. 

Shroyer. '07, received a visit from his mother 

Bush spent Saturday and Sunday at his home 
in Joliet. 

Churchill, '05, spent Sunday with friends at 
Chicago university. 

Miss Anne Guthrie spent Saturday and Sunday 
with Chicago friends. 

Mr. John McClenahan of Manhattan visited his 
sister at Lois Hall on Sunday. 

President Harlan preached in the Pullerton 
Avenue Presbyterian church, Chicago, Sunday. 

If the juniors don't get their bench soon they 
had better arrange to have heaters attached. 

Mr. Louis F. Swift and family have left Lake 
Forest for California, where they will spend the 

Munger, Jamieson and Milner, '07, were in- 
itiated into Phi Pi Epsilon fraternity last Sat- 
urday night. 

Miss Alice Kelly of Cedar Falls, la., arrived 
in Lake Forest last week for a visit with Miss 
Lucile French. 

Richman entertained his mother and his uncle, 
Mr. Charles S. Baker of Columbus, Ind., last Fri- 
day afternoon. 

Mrs. and Miss Perine, mother and sister of 
Mrs. Stevens, are visiting at the home of Pro- 
fessor Stevens. 

Miss Ida Francis, '03, Miss Nelle Griesel, ex-'06, 
and Miss Ruth Hoagland, ex-'05, visited over 
Sunday at Lois Hall. 

Miss Nettie Betten and Miss Alice Graves were 
entertained at dinner on Thursday at the home 
of Professor Needham. 

The class in dancing, with Miss Ward in 
charge, met Friday evening for the first time 
with an attendance of about forty. 

Meyers, ex-'Ol, was out Saturday, but hastened 
away on receiving a telegram that his brother 
was injured in the Indianapolis wreck. 

In a private interview Professor Dorn stated 
that with his new assistant he can assure prompt 
attention to the room of any one whose mother 
is likely to call. 

Mrs. Calvin Durand has issued a large number 
of invitations for the coming-out party of her 
daughters, Misses Bertha and Ruth Durand, Sat- 
urday afternoon. Nov. 7. 

Friday evening the Christian Citizenship club 
held a very pleasant meeting at the home of 
Professor Walter Bridgman. The topic discussed 
was "Christian Chivalry." 

Cards have been received in Lake Forest an- 
nouncing the marriage of Miss Jessie Miller, ex- 
04, to M. Nicolas Leysbeth, Belgian minister to 
Guatemala, on October 14th, at Guatemala. 

The following alumni were here the last of the 
week: Kinsley and Smith, er-'04; Baldwin, Yeo- 
mans and Rotroff, '02; Lansing, ex-'02; Willis, 
'03; Parshall, ex-'05; Walker, '01; Curtis, '00; 
Baker, '98; Rogers and Wentworth. 

A mass meeting of the men held Thursday ap- 
pointed a committee of three to investigate the 
matter of board and a committee of one to have 
general oversight of each dormitory. The dormi- 
tories are presenting an improved appearance 

On Monday afternoon Mrs. Taber gave an in- 
formal reception in honor • of three well known 
settlement workers, Miss Taylor, general secre- 
tary; Miss Wilson, who is at the head of Associa- 
tion House, and Miss Helgesen, secretary. They 
spoke encouragingly of this work, and their words 
were greatly enjoyed. 

Hallowe'en was celebrated at Lois Hall on 
Saturday evening by a masquerade ball. All 
sorts and kinds of people were represented, from 
the bashful child to the staid nurse and the 
genial negro mammy; from common country folk 
to those versed in the ways of society. Dancing 
and the usual Hallowe'en sports were indulged in. 
Miss Skinner is now visiting her friends, the 
McClenahans, at Manhattan. Her many friends 
are sorry to learn that she has resigned her posi- 
tion here, the state of her health making it neces- 
sary for her to spend the winter in the South. 
Miss Van Horn of Chicago has been appointed 
to succeed Miss Skinner and arrived on Monday 
to enter upon her duties as public librarian. 

Saturday evening at the Deerpath Inn, Omega 
Psi fraternity gave a dinner to about twenty of 
the Lois Hall girls. Professor and Mrs. Bur- 
nap chaperoned the party. It was 10 o'clock 
when the tables were cleared away and a Vir- 
ginia reel began an hour of dancing, singing and 
story telling. Cider and apples and little grin- 
ning pumpkins reminded the young people that 
it was Hallowe'en. The moonlight ride home com- 
pleted an evening of enjoyment. 

If the matinee dance given last Saturday af- 
ternoon by the Sigma Tau sorority can be taken 
as a criterion of what the succeeding 
events of our college life are to be, the season 



will be enlivened by some parties of an exceeding- 
ly pleasant nature. 

The dance was held in the reception room of 
Lois Durand Hall and as it occurred on the af- 
ternoon of that day generally characterized as 
Hallowe'en, the decorations consisted chiefly 
of those things inseparably connected with that 
occasion. Large bunches of beautifully colored 
autumnal leaves adorned the walls and be- 
tween them were placed pumpkin faces in 
which burned candles. The blinds were drawn, 
giving the room a weird effect. A light luncheon 
was served during the afternoon. 

The out of town guests were Misses Eda 
Kroeschell, Florence Peters, Alice Kelly, Harriet 
Waite and Laura Kiernan and Messrs. Sherrill 
Richardson, Roy Cogswell and Fred Myers. 

The meeting of the Y. W. C. A. on Thursday 
evening was in charge of Miss Killen and Miss 
Betten, who gave a most interesting report of the 
convention at Galesburg, to which they were dele- 
gates. Among the speakers mentioned were Miss 
Marie Helgesen of Chicago, well known to many 
Lake Forest people through her connection with 
the Philadora club, who spoke on "Our Associa- 
tion Settlement, Chicago," and Dr. Cleland B. 
McAfee, also of Chicago, who delivered the con- 
vntion sermon. In .his sermon Dr. McAfee men- 
tioned two kinds of life — the drawn life and the 
driven life, also four rules of life; the wooden 
rule, indifference; the brazen rule, selfishness; 
the golden rule, self-subsidence, and, highest of 
all, the diamond rule, self-submergence. The con- 
vention took as a motto for the coming year, 
"Not by might, nor by power, but by My spirit, 
saith the Lord of Hosts." Zech. iv., 


The Scrubs will certainly heave a mighty 
sigh of relief after Nov. 26. 

Stark, in compliance with the desire of his 
parents, has quit football. "Tubbie" could al- 
ways be depended upon to put up a stiff game, 
and it is to be regretted that he can no longer 

A meeting of the members of last year's indoor 
baseball team was held last Friday, and after 
talking over the situation it was decided to or- 
ganize for the season. 

Oliver Thompson was elected captain and later 
at a meeting of the board of control he was also 
delegated to fulfill the duties of manager. 
Thompson thoroughly understands indoor base- 
ball and is familiar with the situation in the city. 
This knowledge, coupled with his well known 
energy, should give us a good team and a good 


Dr. Robert Henry Thurston, Director of the Col- 
lege of Mechanical Engineering of Cornell uni- 
versity died of heart failure on Oct. 25. 

Northwestern university on last Friday, Satur- 
day and Sunday celebrated the thirtieth anni- 
versary of the coming of Dr. Herbert M. Fisk 
to Northwestern academy. 

Returns at the Yale bureau of self help show 
that of the entering academic class of about four 
hundred the exceptional number of 100 have ap- 
plied for remission of tuition on the ground of 
lack of means. Of these applicants about forty 
enter Yale entirely dependent on their earnings 
in the college. 

It has been decided that the McGill Y. M. C. A. 
shal have a new home. Of the $80,000 required 
for the undertaking, $65,000 have been secured, 
and it is expected that April 1, 1904, will see oper- 
ations begun. The intention is to unite with the 
scheme as far as possible the social clubs of the 

The British educational commission, on its tour 
of investigation of American methods of educa- 
tion, will be entertained during its stay in Chica- 
go by the University of Chicago. President Har- 
per is chairman of a committee which will have 
charge of showing the guests about. The commis- 
sion is sent by Alfred Mosely, who made his for- 
tune in South Africa. After despairing of success 
in working his mines, Mr. Mosely was assisted by 
an American engineer, who worked out a feasible 
plan of operation. This and other instances of 
American ingenuity convinced Mr. Mosely that 
there must be something in American methods of 
education which the English lacked. 

The library of Brown university has been en- 
riched by the gift of a unique collection of news- 
paper clippings. The collection contains about 
200,000 cuttings, all of which are carefully cred- 
ited, dated and folded for reference. It covers a 
period of about twenty years and relates to nearly 
every question that has been before the public 
during that time. There is a record of nearly ev- 
ery important strike since 1883, taken from the 
newspapers in the city where the strike occurred, 
affording a record for which nearly a complete his- 
tory of labor troubles could be written. The prog- 
ress of city transit and the controversies between 
the authorities of cities and street car corpora- 
tions are included. About 10,000 cuttings re- 
late to journalism. There is also a newspaper 
account of the Spanish war, gathered day by 

The collection was made by Walter C. Hamm, 
now United States consul at Hull, while he was 
a member of the staff of the Philadelphia press. 




Mrs. Gillette is enjoying a few days with her 

Miss Bernice Clapp enjoyed a visit from her 
mother over Sunday. 

Mrs. H. A. Hale of Omaha spent Saturday and 
Sunday with her daughter, Miss Frankie. 

Miss Katherine Hutchison, former principal of 
Albert Lea college, spent Saturday and Sunday 
with Miss Maxwell. 

Mrs. Emma Tyng will lecture on the "Holy 
Grail" on Friday. Stereopticon views and music 
will be given in connection with the lecture. 

Miss Helen Brown, who has just returned from 
a four years' sojourn in Munich, Germany, is 
spending a few days with her niece, Miss Helen 

Last Saturday evening the Pi Delta Sigma so- 
rority gave a dinner party to its young men 
friends. The table was decorated in red and gold. 
Miss Sargent presided. 

Last Friday evening the Delta Phi Deltas had 
their final initiation. Miss Genevieve Pine and 
Miss Jessie Balliet were guests. Miss Sargent 
was their chaperone at a breakfast at the Onwent- 
sia club Saturday. 

Miss Walbridge's table indulged in a chafing 
dish party last Thursday evening. Gowned in 
dainty white with apron and cap it is needless to 
say that, as the odor of rarebit, creamed-chicken 
and coffee permeated the dining-room, they were 
the envied few. 

On Thursday evening Miss Sargent gave a lec- 
ture on "Japan" to the members of the Lake For- 
est Woman's club and their husbands and Miss 
Jennie Brandt sang. On Friday Miss Hughes 
spoke to the club on the "Early Explorations and 
Settlements of Illinois." 

Speaking of athletics in the fall, some of the 
girls are taking falls for athletics. Among those 
who have especially distinguished themselves are 
Miss Lenore Stephens, Miss Anita Bruce and 
Miss Ethel Pagerson. These young ladies are 
now able to sit up and notice their friends with 
a proper amount of enthusiasm. 

The faculty arranged one of the most delightful 
entertainments ever held in Ferry Hall for Hal- 
lowe'en. The gymnasium was decorated in all th e 
splendor of autumn and not a few members of 
the faculty distinguished themselves in the art of 
forecasting the brilliant futures of the lads and 
lassies who ventured to approach them. For the 
awful horrors of the tunnel one was recompensed 
by the gayety of the dance hall beyond. All who 
had the pleasure of attending will vote this one 
of the most successful Halowe'en parties of their 

On Friday evening Miss Sargent and the junior 
class entertained the junior preparatory class and 
Dr. and Mrs. McClure at dinner. The table was 
the largest ever set at Ferry Hall, the number 
being thirty-six. It was beautifully decorated in 
scarlet with a pillar of red carnations in the cen- 
ter and the numbers 1905 and 1907 hung from the 
chandeliers. Miss Hale was toast mistress and 
Miss Edna Bruen welcomed the preps with a lively 
toast which she ended with the words, "I know 
you certainly will not be vexed for being toasted 
in this world instead of the next." To this toast, 
Miss Helene Spencer, the able president of the 
junior prep, class, responded. Dr. McClure re- 
sponded to "The Dominie at Ferry Hall," and 
proved himself the "courageous man a dominie 
should be." 


A List of Books That Have Been Bought and 
Donated During the Past Month. 

Blackstone, Harriet— "New Pieces," "Best 
American Orations." 

Cumnock, R. M.— "Choice Readings." 

Emerson, O. W. — "Evolution of Expression" (4 

Esenwein, J. B. — "How to Attract and Hold an 

Hill, G. F. — "Illustrations of School Classics." 

Lincoln, Abraham — "Selections." 

Webster, Daniel — "Representative Speeches." 

Cohen, Ernst — "Physical Chemistry." 

Hammer, W. J. — '"Radium and Other Radio- 
active Substances." 

Julian, Frank — "Quantitative Chemical Analy- 

Noyes, A. A. — "General Principles of Physical 
Science," "Organic Chemistry." 

Remsen, Ira — "Introduction to the Study of Or- 
ganic Chemistry." 

Wood and Van Arsdale — "Chemical Experi- 

Wood, Remington and Sadtler — "Dispensatory 
of the United States." 

About, Edward — "King of the Mountains." 

Chittenden, L. E. — "Personal Reminiscences." 

Fiske, John — "Essays" (2 vols.). 

Hepburn, A. B. — "History of Coinage and Cur- 

Loti, Pierre — "Into Morocco," "Romance of a 

Mackall, S. S. — "Early Days of Washington." 

Souvestre, Emile — "An Attic Philosopher." 

State of Minnesota — "Second Report of the 
State Zoologist." 




Our record this week gives the graduating 
classes of 1896 and 1897 and those whose names 
appeared for the first time in the catalogues of 
1882-3 and 1883-4. This makes an unusual num- 
ber of names, hut it has seemed better to publish 
in one list all those who had some connection 
with the classes of '86 and '87. Especially with 
the class of '87 there were a considerable number 
of persons who spent two or three years in Lake 
Forest, and many of these have sent in records 
which show active and useful living. For the 
sake of unity, one or two summaries already print- 
ed in a former issue are here repeated. We be- 
speak the co-operation of our readers in giving 
us corrections and additional information, and 
especially any clue to these not yet traced. 
Class of '86. 

Bates, William Ezra, 1882-86, B. A. Studied the- 
ology at McCormick, 1887-9, Princeton, 1890-1. 
Degree of A. M., Lake Forest, '91. Pastor First 
Presbyterian church Winnebago City, Minn., 1891- 
03. Moderator of Synod of Minn., 1899-00. Trus- 
tee of Albert Lea college, 1898-1903. Married: 
1891, Miss Mary Irwin Riheldaffer, B. S., Carlton 
college, '85. Chidren: Bernard R., 1894; Kenneth 
O., 1897; Harold D., 1899; Catherine, 1901. Ad- 
dress: Winnebago City, Minn. 

Mitchell, Sarah Louise, 1886, Ph. B. Course in 
history at University of Chicago. Course in li- 
brary work in Chicago public library and Mad- 
ison Summer school, also short courses in Art and 
Architecture. Traveled extensively throughout 
the United States, at times, in the interest of 
schools. Address: 512 Park Ave., Kenosha, Wis. 

Taylor, Mary Elizabeth, 1886, B. A. Graduate 
study of Latin for M. A. Taught in public schools 
of Lake Forest 1886-87. Teaching at Ferry Hall 
since 1887. Assistant principal for several years. 
Address: Lake Forest, 111 

Thompson, George E., 1886, B. A. Theology in 
Princeton Theological seminary, graduated class 
of '89; post-graduate course in Princeton college 
for degree of M. A. Pastorates at Wilmington, 
Del., 1889-1894; Detroit, Mich., 1894-1899; Ham- 
ilton, Ohio, 1899. Married, 1889, Miss Maud W. 
Cushman of South Bend, Ind. Children: Florence 
B., 1892; Sarah A. 1896; Mary M. 1901. Address: 
616 Dayton St., Hamilton, Ohio. 

We have had as yet no definite information 

Holter, Rev. Burgess R., Conneaut Lake. Pa. 

Snodgrass (Van Slyke), Ruby, 303 North Car- 
roll St., Madison, Wis. 

Class of '87. 

Heuver, Gerald D., 1887, B. A. Studied Theol- 

ogy at McCormick; graduated class of '90. De- 
gree of Ph. D. from University of Chicago in 1900. 
Pastorates: Milwaukee, 1890-1895; Libertyville, 
111., 1895-1900; Wenosa, 111., 1900. Author of "The 
Teachings of Jesus Concerning Wealth," Flem- 
ing H. Revell, '03. Married, Miss Mattie B. Post, 
a daughter of Rev. Jacob Post, D. D., Milwaukee, 
in 1890. Mrs. Heuver died the following year. 
Married the second time, 1900, to Miss Ruth B. 
Smith of Lafayette, 111. Children: Eleanor Ma- 
rion, 1901. Address: Wenona, 111. 

King, (Armstrong) Mary, 1887 Ph. B. . Mar- 
ried, 1891 to Robert S. Armstrong. Children: 
Margaret, 1892; Faith, 1899. Address: Winne- 
bago, 111. 

The following were enrolled for the first time in 
the catalogues of 1882-3 and 1883-4: 

Barrett, Martha Belle, 1881-1886. Graduated 
from Wooster university, 1887. A. B. and A. 
M. Graduate study at Cornell, 1893-94, Georg 
Augustus Universitat, Gottingen, Germany, 1896- 
97, Wisconsin university, 1897-1898. Teacher of 
History in the Wadleigh High school, New York 
City, 1901. Address: 17 West 124th St., New 
York City. 

Candee, Henry Smith, 1883-1885. In banking 
and insurance business. Now cashier Cairo 
National bank. Married, 1895, to Miss Bessie 
F. Robbins, who was educated at St. Mary's, 
Knoxville, 111. Children: Marion, 1896; Cecil H. 
1897; Helen R., 1901. Address: Cairo, 111. 

Chapin, Wallace T., 1883-1885. Graduated from 
Amherst, '87. Graduate study, Philosophy at 
Princeton, (two years) Apologetics at McCor- 
mick Theological Seminary, (two years). De- 
grees: A. M. Princeton '89 and Ph. D. '91. Occu- 
pation: five years on a plantation; five years as 
principal of Riverside Grammar School and Du- 
val High school; since 1900 with American Book 
Co., New York City. Author of "Evolutionary 
Ethics," (being a study of the Spencerian Ethic 
as related to Theistic Standards) Married, 1902, 
to Miss Louise J. Robertson of London, Eng. 
Son, Wallace Robertson, 1903. Address: care of 
American Book Co., New York City. 

Corwin, Arthur M., 1883-18S6. Graduated from 
Princeton; A. M. in '95. Graduated from Rush 
Medical college, class of '90; ten years, 1890-1900, 
demonstrator of Physical Diagnosis at College of 
Physicians and Surgeons; attending physician 
Cook County hospital.. Author of "Essentials of 
Physical Diagnosis of the Thorax." Married 
1893, to Mrs. Fannie L. Hastings of Chicago. 
Daughter, Sylvia, 1894. Address: 722 West Mon- 
roe St., Chicago. 



Davis, Webster, 1882-1883, born Bbensburg, Cam. 
bria County, Pa., June 1st, 1861; removed with 
family to Missouri in 1868; was hardware clerk, 
then learned shoemaking, working at it until 1881; 
spent one year, 1882-3 at Lake Forest college; 
went back to shoe bench; later clerk in store; 
went to Lawrence. Kan., and helped his mother 
keep boarders while attending State University 
of Kansas. Admitted to the bar, Garden City, 
Kan., 1§86; practiced a short time; went to Uni- 
versity of Michigan; graduated in law; prac- 
ticed at Kansas City. Defeated for Congress 
1892; mayor 1894-6; Republican; as campaign 
orator took active part in McKinley campaign 
in 1896. Asst. Sec. of the Interior, June 1st, 
1897, to April 2nd, 1900; resigned. Supported 
Bryan on issue of anti-imperialism, 1900. 
Address Kansas City, Mo. 
(Taken from "Who's Who in America," 1903.) 

Doughty, James Walter, 1881-1886. (2 years spe- 
cial) Graduated at Princeton, '87. Studied The- 
ology at Princeton seminary, also took a post- 
graduate course at Princeton university. Ap- 
pointed missionary to Japan by Presbyterian Bd. 
of Foreign Missions and went to that country in 
1890. In United States on furlough for fifteen 
months, 1898-1899. Returned in 1902 on leave 
of absence, owing to wife's health. Resigned in 
Nov., 1902. Appointed office secretary of New 
York Bible society, New York, 1902. Married, 
1890, to Miss Brooks Cozine of Carlyle, Kans. 
Children: Helena, born in Osaka, Japan, 1891; 
John Addison, born in Kyota, 1893; Adaline, 1894, 
and Richard, 1897, both born at Osaka, Japan. 
Address: 66 Bible House, New YorkCity. 

Farwell (Cushing) Lilian, 1880-1883. First 
two years in Ferry Hall. Was occupied for 
some years in Mt. Morris. 111., as a primary 
teacher and assistant principal in public 
schools. Married: 1887, Harry Woodbury Cush- 
ing. Children: Charles Farwell, 1888; Helen 
Isabel, 1891; Lived in Rock Island 1887-1891; 
since then in Mt. Morris, 111., her present ad- 

Hammond, John, 1883-1886. Graduated from 
Beloit college, '87. Honorary A. M. from Beloit. 
Ordanied by Welch Presbyterian Church Sy- 
nod of Wisconsin, 1888. Pastorates: Cambria, 
Wis., 1888-1891; Bangor, Pa., 1891-1893; Pittsburg, 
Pa., 1893-1899; Columbus, Ohio, 1899. Moderator 
Synod of Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. 
Spent the summer of 1896 in Wales, England, 
and Scotland. Attended the Pan Presbyterian 
council of that year held at Glasgow, as delegate 
from the Welch Presbyterian Church in Amer- 
ica. Literary work consists mostly of articles for 
the religious press in the Welch language. Mar- 

ried, 1895, to Miss Margaret Ellen Owen, of Stam- 
ford, Ct. Children: Eleanor J., 1899; Lydia B., 
1902. Address: Columbus, Ohio. , 

Hicks, Thomas Ernest, 1882-1883. In the mill 
business, Eureka, Cal., Married, 1894, to Miss 
Louise P. Lloyd of Covington, Ky. Son: James 
Ernest Hicks, 1899. Address: Eureka, Cal. 

Konkle, Burton, Alva. 1882-1886. Spent two 
years in study, writing for the press and in 
evangelical work. McCormick Theological Semi- 
nary 1889-92; had much to do with organization 
of mission work. Pastor at Libertyville, 111., 
1893. and at Georgetown, Colo., 1894, but was 
forced to give up both charges on account of ill 
health. Studied six months in Chicago uni- 
versity, 1896. Since 1896 has been occupied in 
Philadelphia as newspaper writer and editor, 
he principal works in which he has collaborated 
are a history of the medical institutions of 
Philadelphia and a history of the Supreme court 
of Pennsylvania. Has now in press, to be is- 
sued in a few days, a "Life and Times of Thomas 
Smith." a Supreme court judge, who was promi- 
nent in the great conflict over the constitution 
of 1776. Married, 1900, Miss Susie Montague 
Ferry, a kinswoman of the founder of Ferry Hall. 
Daughter: Winifred Ruth, 1901. Address: 
Swarthmore, Pa. 

MacGinnis, Charles Ellsworth, 1883-1886. Grad- 
uated from Princeton Theological seminary, one 
year at New York university. A. M. from Prince- 
ton, 1890, Ph. D. from N. Y. U.. 1892. Pastor First 
Presbyterian Church, Whitehall, N. Y. Married, 
1892, Miss Charlotte L. Judson, of Lansingburg, 
N. Y. Daughter: Helen, 1894, died 1895. Address, 
Whitehall, N. Y. 

Porterfield, Robert E. 1883-1886. Graduated 
from Princeton, 1887. Studied law at Columbia. 
Degree of L. L. B. Has practiced law in Spokane, 
Wash., since 1889. Married, 1897, Miss Anna R. 
Barton of Logan, Ohio, a graduate of Ohio uni- 
versity. Son: Robert B., 1898. Address, 641 
Hyde Block, Sokane, Wash. 

Rhea (Dulles) Sophia, 1882-1885. Graduated 
rom Wellesley. Taught occasionally as a sub- 
stitute. Worked in connection with Foreign Mis- 
sion Board. Was at Hull House for a short time. 
Has written numerous articles on missionary 
subjects, also children's stories. Married, 1891, 
,0 William Dulles, Princeton, '78, who studied 
aw at University of Pennsylvania, and is now 
resident of a glass company and interested in 
)ther corporations. Children, Lillian, 1891; died 
same year. Dorothy W., 1893; Edith R., 1897; 
Foster R., 1900. Address, Englewood, N. J. 

Stanley, Mary E., 1882-1886. Afterwards stud- 
ed Latin and Archaeology. Taught at Ferry 


Hall, 1888-1891. At home since 1891. Address: 
Lake Forest, 111. 

Starrett, Paul, 1884-1885. Afterwards studied 
Civil Engineering. Worked in the hardware busi- 
ness for six months, life insurance, six months 
stenography two and one-half years, then en 
tered the employ of D. B. Burnham, Architect 
Chicago, remaining there 1888-1898; then be 
came connected with George A. Fuller & Co. 
Architects, New York City, and now holds the 
position of Vice-President of that company. 
Married, 1892, to Miss Therese Hinman of Chi- 
cago. Children: Pauline, 1893; Therese, 1900. 
Address: 137 Broadway, New York City. 

Warner, (McCormick) Maud, 1882-1885 (spe- 
cial). Married, 1895 to Alexander A. McCormick. 
Children: Ezra Warner, 1896, died same year; 
Alexander A., Jr.. 1898; Katherine, 1900. Address 
care of Ezra J. Warner, Esq., Lake Forest, 111. 

For the following we give only the addresses, 
as we have not yet received any further informa- 1 

Allen, Jennie L., 1882-4. Mrs. Mauss, Polo, 

Edson, Charles L., 1882-3, Los Angeles, Cal. 

Farwell, Lillian L., 1882-3. Mrs. Cushing, Mt. 
Morris, 111. 

High, George Henry, 63 Lake Shore Drive, Chi- 

Harris A. Judson, 1882--3, 46 Rush St., Chicago. 

Hatch (Lewis), Ella L., 904 Main St., Wor- 
cester, Mass. 

McKinney, Robert ,R.1882-4, 720 West Lake 
St., Los Angeles, Cal. 

Reid, Alice, 1882-5. Mrs. C. W. Barnes, Jack- 
sonville, 111. Mr. Barnes is president of Illinois 

Swannell, Jessie, 1882-4. Mrs. Sherwood 
Wheaton, Helena, Mont. 

Learned, Julia S., 1882-3, Lake Forest. 

Ward, Amy H, 1882-85. Mrs. E. W. Shaw, 
Gainesville, Fla. 

Stanford, George W., 1882-3, Western Springs, 

In the case of the following we can give only 
the names and the collegiate addresses. 

Evans, Joshua L., 1822-5, Lima Springs, Ohio. 

McClure, Edwin S., 1882-3, Omaha, Nebr. 

McMillan, John L, 1882-3, Cape Breton, U. S. 
For some years a clergyman preaching to a col- 
ony of Scotch Highlanders west of Winnepeg; 
gave up the ministry on account of poor health, 
now a prosperous farmer somewhere in the same 

Stevens, Lelia., 1883-4, Castleton, Vt. 

Widman, Anna M., 1882-3, Freeport, 111. 

Wood, Annie L., Greencastle, Ind. 



Rev. Henry Marcotte is about to leave Astoria, 
Oregon, where he has had a successful pastorate 
since leaving McCormick Seminary in 1896. He 
leaves a new church building as one evidence of 
his labors. His new charge is to be in Portland, 
where he will go in about a month. 

Dr. F. W. Curry of Streator has just returned 
from a six months stay in Europe, spent in trav- 
elling and in graduate study of medicine at Vi- 

Miss Rena Oberne, the secretary of the Alum- 
ni Association, spent an afternoon -at Lake For- 
est the other day in working up material from 
the new college records for a new edition of the 
list of alumni. It appears that there will be 
something like forty changes of address among 
the three hundred odd alumni. Miss Oberne 
hopes to send out the new list within a month, 
and any fresh information should be sent to her 
at once. 


R. H. Goddard, a former student, was here Fri- 

Vernon V. Parshall, '01, was visiting Stark Sun- 
day evening. 

There is some talk of organizing an indoor 
baseball team this winter. 

East house, with a substantial margin, holds 
the lead in the all-around championship race. 

Alden Swift left for California last Friday. He 
will not return until the middle of next June. 

Gaddis is back again from the hospital. His 
knee is in a cast and he rides about in a wheel 

Each of the houses held an entertainment Sat- 
urday night. The eatables were an important 
feature of the programme. 

The last two cross-country runs have been ex- 
ceptionally hard and a comparatively small pro- 
portion of those who started finished in the first 

There was a young student named Rough 
Who was more than enough up to snough; 

In fact. I believe. 

He'd a card up his sleeve — 
Namely, notes on the edge of his cough. 

The Stentor. 

Vol. XVIII. Lake Forest, III., November 12, 1903. No. 8 

Everybody Out for the 



Saturday at Three O'ClocR. 



Chicago Dentals, Chicago Dentals ! 

You're the easiest piece of meat we ever did see; 

Easier to beat than yon ever used to be — 

Chicago Dentals, Chioago Dentals, 

We know you are a cinch, and a viotory 

We will clinch 

For Lake Forest ! 


In the good old football time; in the good old football time, 
Going through the Dental line five yards at a time ; 
We run the ends and hit the line, 
And that's a very good sign 
That we will cinch a victory 

In the good old football time. 

O we are the kings of the football field, 

We'll show it, we'll show it; 
And every man from Chicago Dent 
Will know it, will know it; 
And when they see the final score 
It will make every one of them goll-darned sore, 
And they'll be afraid forever more 
Of Lake Forest. 




"Here, you kid, chew this awhile," said a bored 
looking young man stooping over the seat and 
stuffing a piece of a sandwich which he had been 
eating into the open mouth of "the kid." 

"I suppose this is where I bought my gold 
brick," he continued sneeringly to himself, "Well, 
I'll know enough not to hold my price at a thou- 
sand on it anyway." He glanced at the girl in the 
rear of the car, but she had raised a magazine so 
that he could not see the face which he felt sure 
was laughing at him. Just then the kid got the 
sandwich in the proper place and began to choke 

"It's up to me," said the man, as he picked up 
the child and began slapping it on the back, hard 
enough to take the smile from the girl's face be- 
hind the magazine. 

The nurse of the child had accidentally been 
left at the last station, but, before leaving the 
car, she had asked George Harvey to keep an 
eye on her charge until she returned. He con- 
sented, although he was not in just the most ac- 
commodating frame of mind. He had boarded 
the train to get as far as possible from his sum- 
mer associates, one in particular, and it was no 
wonder that he had lost his temper when he 
found that one reading a magazine in his car. 
She evidently had found her pleasure ended also, 
that was some satisfaction, but she might have 
waited for the next train. 

The train rolled on and the hours seemed pass- 
ing very slowly. The child slept five minutes and 
then cried for ten. Harvey thought of getting up 
and walking into the next car, leaving the child 
and Miss Lewis the only occupants of the one he 
was then in. However, that would have been too 
much and he set about once more to gain silence. 
It was no use; the squall was on. He glanced at 
her face. The magazine had fallen from before 
it. The crying made her nervous. Then she 
realized the annoying predicament into which he 
had fallen, — Harvey, her best friend yesterday. 
She became interested and an expression of sym- 
pathy came over her face. 

Harvey wished with all his might that the girl 
would come and take the child, even for a min- 
ute. He did not care to speak to her, would not 
speak to her; but his wishing was stopped as an- 
other ten minute siege began. He took the child 
in his arms and talked soothingly to it. He was 
sorry for the little one, but what could a man do 
whose nearest experience of the kind had been 
the quieting of freshmen at college? 

Somebody stopped by his seat. He looked up 
and there was the girl from the rear, holding out 
her hands for the child. The longing to throw 

the bundle into her arms left him as he looked 
at her and thought of how much trouble it would 

"Let me have her awhile," she said, and Har- 
vey obeyed slowly. The girl with the bundle re- 
turned to the rear of the car; soon the crying had 
ceased and the little one was carefully laid on a 
seat. Its new nurse sat watching it pityingly. 
Harvey walked slowly back and stood beside 

"What shall we do with her?" asked Miss Lew- 
is looking up at him. 

"She seems contented enough where she is," 
remarked Harvey. 

A man entered from the car ahead and looked 
about. He walked back to where the couple was 
watching the sleeping child. 

"Have you seen a nurse and little girl in this 
car?" he asked. Then he recognized the child and 
turned inquiringly to the watchers. Each, with 
the aid of the other, explained the situation to 
him. The gentleman, who, they were delighted 
to find out. was the father of the child, was as- 
sured that it had been no trouble, none in the 
least, and after a pleasant conversation he re- 
turned ahead. 

"May I ask why you are going north so unex- 
pectedly?" asked Harvey of Miss Lewis, as he 
made ready to go to his seat once more. 

Her eyes fell for a moment. It was a hard 
question to answer, but it seemed to her that it 
must be told. 

"I could not stay there after you left," she said 

Harvey stood for a moment musing, then gave 
up his intention of returning to his own seat. As 
the girl made room for him at her side he said in 
a low tone: "Lets go back?" 


Editor's note — This story was elaborated from 
a borrowed plot submitted as an exercise to the 
theme class by the instructor, Mr. MacDonald. 


It is not necessary to state the sex of the per- 
sons who wrote the following themes; each one 
speaks for itself. If there were space we would 
like to print more of them, for every member of 
the theme class has a peculiar reason for or 
against coeducation. 


President Harper and John Rockefeller have 
recognized the evil of coeducation and have be- 
gun to remedy it by starting a system of segre- 
gation at the University of Chicago. In a small 
college where segregation cannot be practiced, 



the institution ought to close its doors on one 
sex or the other. 

All men know that women are a hindrance to 
them in the class-room. The brain of a man is 
naturally superior to that of a woman. I am not 
saying that men are better students, but they 
certainly would be if they were to grind the way 
women have to do. It does not make so much 
difference in elementary work, but it is an ex- 
ceptional woman that can grasp a deep subject 
with the ease of an ordinary man. 


So many things have already been said by 
learned men for and against coeducation that 
there seems to be little room left for discussion 
on this question, but perhaps a "coed" might be 
able to present a few phases of the situation that 
some wiser heads have overlooked. 

In the first place, the position of the "coed" 
is a subordinate one. She is allowed a place be- 
side her brother in the classroom only through 
his magnanimity, and she is therefore expected 
to conduct herself with proper meekness and 
humility on all occasions. 

If there is an election of class officers, she 
must go to the meeting and vote for the men 
who are put up as candidates without question- 
ing or murmuring. She must attend all football 
and baseball games (for this is showing the 
proper college spirit) whether she is interested 
in athletics or not. 

She must, on no account, go to class without 
her lessons, for only the men of the class can 
have this privilege, since they have too much 
important business on hand to spend much time 

She must give an entertainment for the young 
men at least once in two weeks, whether they 
come or not, for there should be at least one 
place where they can go when everything else 

But the life of the "coed" is on the whole 
a pleasant one. She does not usually find her 
duties very irksome, and her brothers usually 
treat her with respect and consideration. She 
appreciates the privilege of being able to bask 
in the light of his superior knowledge, and is 
on the whole satisfied with her lot. 

When a fellow only sees persons of his own 
kind and recites only with them he begins to 
think that Eve was really made after Adam and 
a little inferior to him, but when he has a few 
young women in his class he finds out that a girl 
knows a little more than what is the best make 
of candy. And if "as to the bow the cord is, so 

is the man unto woman" is true, he might as 
well get in practice and find out which cord 
should tie to him. If a fellow doesn't get strung 
up in college he has a pretty slim chance of ever 
feeling the quivering of a heart cord. But then, 
too, if he gets strung up too often he surely will 
go broke. 

One of the bad points is that a fellow feels 
mighty foolish when a girl beats him in class. 
He doesn't dare to beat her out or she will call 
him a "grind," and if he gives up to her she calls 
him a "flunk." The "coed" likes to look at her- 
self, and if she catches a fellow paying atten- 
tion to anything else he might as well quit col- 
lege. A fellow has to scrape his face and tie a 
ribbon around his neck every day to gain his 
social standing, and then loses his class stand- 
ing. He has to go broke to keep her in candy 
and if he doesn't he might as well go break his 
neck. But then it is worth the price for a fellow 
to have the "co" put before his education. 

A college without girls is as a library without 
books. The most important feature of coeduca- 
tion is the good influence of the girls exerted 
over the fellows. The pleasure and assistance 
rendered by a "coed" to the average college man 
cannot be estimated. In every way she is an 
aid to him, in the classroom, on the athletic field 
and in the social and moral life of a college. 
Her brilliant mind goads him to do better work 
in his studies; her enthusiasm over football 
urges him to train for the teams and to try 
to win a share in the glories of the victories; her 
gay, blithesome and yet sympathetic nature 
cheers him when dejected over a flunk or so; 
and her sweet, gentle disposition softens the 
roughest of characters. 

In early September, for instance, a poor, 
timid freshman lands in a strange college among 
strange people. He starts out to look over the 
campus. By chance he meets a very attractive 
girl who looks exactly like mother, with the 
same blue eyes and dark, wavy hair. In his 
math class she sits directly opposite him, so he 
can easily gaze at her without attracting atten- 
tion. She seems to be very bright, and he says 
to himself: "I bet she took class honors. These 
propositions are deucedly hard for me, but I must 
brace up, get to work; perhaps she'll show me 
a point or two." 

The two literary societies hold a joint debate 
and it happens they are pitted against each other. 
How he struggles to hold his ground! He has 
a hard opponent to beat and must do it. 

Now he is to play in his first game of football. 
Meanwhile the two have become quite well ac- 


quainted. He enters into the game with a fierce 
determination to play his very best — for the col- 
lege's sake, for his own sake and — for her sake. 
She is standing on the side lines with a bright 
red pennant and long flowing ribbons attached 
to the end of a cane, which she waves gleefully 
as the team rushes upon the field. With this 
picture in his mind he resolves to work 
his hardest. He does work his hardest and wins 
the game. But which deserves the most men- 
tion, the deed itself or the stimulus? 

(You wouldn't think a girl wrote this, but she 


At vespers Sunday the Rev. Herbert B. Gray, 
D. D., fellow at Oxford, warden at Bradfield col- 
lege, Berkshire, and one of the Moseley educa- 
tional committee sent from England to examine 
our educational institutions and report on them, 
preached to the students of the college, Ferry 
Hall and the School. The speaker had been im- 
pressed by the hustle of Chicago and therefore 
chose his text from one of the parables of Christ 
which relate to human activity rather than to 
nature — "Trade ye herewith until I come." Luke 
19:18. Attention was called to one notable differ- 
ence between the parable of the pounds in Luke's 
gospel and the parable of the talents in Mat- 
thew's: namely, that in Matthew's account the 
men began with different sums according to 
their several ability, one with five talents, one 
with two, one with one, while in Luke's account 
all started on equal footing with ten pounds. 
This condition of equality at the start, the speak- 
er said, is the fact with college men who. begin- 
ning on the same plane, rise according to the 
effort they put forth. With reference to the 
words, "till I come," Dr. Gray said that by his 
interpretation they are in one sense fulfilled by 
the marvelous development of our land. 

Dr. Thomas Arnold, the noted head master of 
Rugby, once said: "The men who are now ruling 
the British nation in various parts of the globe 
are those who once gained success as football 
players at Rugby and similar schools." — Chicago 

A dusty book proclaims one of two things — ■ 
either the absence of any merit of its own or 
the absence of any merit of its owner. 

You never know how little you can do until 
you try. 


The "Coterie," which is a literary club 
composed of Lake Forest women, announces the 
following program for the year. Three meetings 
have already been held as reported in The Sten- 
tor of previous dates. 

November 10 
Emerson as a Poet Mrs. Hewitt 

November 17 
Essays on Literature Miss Holt 

November 24 
Representative Men Miss Brown 

December 1 
The Philosophical Essays Mrs. Halsey 

December 8. 
Conduct of Life Mrs. Bridgman 

December 15 
Personal Influence of Emerson Dr. Thomas 

January 5 
The Lecture Platform Mrs. Gould 

January 12 
The American Magazine Miss Sargent 

January 19 
The Saturday Club Mrs. Chase 

January 26 
Holmes' Literary Work Mrs. Viles 

February 2 
Biography of Lowell Mrs. Cobb 

February 9 
The Smith Professorship Miss Stanley 

February 16 
Longfellow's Poems Mrs. Stevens 

February 23 
Lowell as an American Mrs. Watson 

March 1 
The Scholar in American Diplomacy 

Professor Halsey 
March 8 
Poetry of Slavery and the Civil War 

Mrs. Haven 
March 15 
Biglow Papers Mrs. Smith 

March 22 
The Poetry of Lowell Mrs. Jack 

March 29 
The Critical Essays of Lowell Mrs. French 

April 5 
Lowell as a Literary Artist Mrs. Ferry 

April 12 
Annual Business Meeting 

April 19 
Lyrical Poems of Lowell; With Music 

Mrs. Durand 


4s. ~^«C4w-/.*«^ This week the society gave a pro- 

jr%n ,_, ~\/" < ^ gramme, of which numbers were 

\lT!\nf* ifillf^t^l^fl ^>rt1^1l^f tt*"^? JV*~ eitner selections from Tennyson or 

^VJi^UV s-+\\V\C\\ \> cvMVU-Uv^ Ajfi>^~ articles directly connected with the 

y ^^ poet. Mr. Torbet's review of "The 

ALETHEIABJ. Princess" and Mr. Ferguson's solo were especially 

The Aletheian Literary society omitted its good. The programme was given as follows: 

meeting of Nov. 6 on account of the address given Sketch of Tennyson's life McConnell 

by Mr. Bradley at Lois hall on that evening. Declamation, from "The Princess" Andrews 

Solo Ferguson 

The following was the pro- . Review of "The Princess" Torbet 

gramme given Nov. 9 by Athen- Reading, "Ulysses" Hennings 


Devotional — Howard. 

Talk — "Graft in Chicago" — Smith. 
Current Events of the Week— Kranhold. TALK olv ALLENDALE FARM. 
Talk — "1903 Football Championship of the West" The address at Lois Hall on Friday evening 
— Jamieson. was greatly appreciated by all who heard it. Mr. 
Debate — "Resolved, That England is losing her E. L. Bradley, the founder of the Allendale Farm, 
place as first among the nations of Europe" — told in an informal way of the beginning and 
affirmative, Trowbridge; negative. Diver. progress of the enterprise for the rescue of or- 
The talk by Mr. Smith on "Graft in Chicago" phaned and neglected boys, 
was interesting on account of recent disclosures The origin of the plan was almost a matter of 
made by members of the police department and chance. Wbile Mr. Bradley and a few boys were 
others, showing how laws were evaded. The camping near a little lake west of Waukegan it 
speaker said that the entire municipal govern- was proposed by the boys that they do something 
ment was honeycombed with this vile system toward giivng some of the less fortunate boys of 
known as "graft," which shows that the system the city an outing . within this thoughtful pro- 
has been slowly growing for years past. In speak- posal lay the germ of wnat is now known as A1 . 
ing of the various kinds of "graft" he mentioned ]en dale Farm, located on the site of their camp- 
the "padded payrolls" and "bridge tending," the ing . ground From tne flrst Mr Brad i ey has tak . 
inspectors who never inspect, the offices created en boys from the worgt element of city life> often 
for inmates whose principal duty is to draw their taking thoge whom parent8 and courts nad given 
pay, the "rake-off" of the police for protecting oyer ag incorrigible . No boy> howeverj over 12 
evil resorts, and the steals in contracts for public yearg q{ ftge ig takeQ He hag succeeded with 

buildings. In closing, the speaker said that Chi- .. , . , •,. „ ,, , . ... 

these boys, not bv the use of the usual mstitu- 

cago is not the onlv city that has these abuses, .. , ., . „ . . . , . , . . . 

tional methods of restraint, but by giving each 

but that many other cities, including New York, „ , , . . . 

one freedom to exercise his active nature and to 

St. Louis and Minneapolis, are recovering from , ,. . , , „. ., 

„, . . . , develop his own peculiar talent. His theory is 

the same evils, and that Chicago is certainly ,,,,,. ., .... , , , 

_ . ; ,„ „ ... that the juvenile criminal is not a bad boy; he 
making a great effort to tree herself from this 

. ,, „. ,, is simply "an active boy, and the true way to 
odious svstem of graft. 

tit Tr 1- u 1 1 ■ a js .,, deal with him is to give him the means of exert- 
Mr. Kranhold spoke briefly of the current events 

of the week, of which the most important were ing his activity ' Most of the improvement and 

the New York City election, the elections in the regular work on tbe farm has been done by the 

various states, the illness of Kaiser Wilhelm and b °y s tbemselves. The work is let out on contract 

the operation performed upon him, and the trouble so tbat eacb b °y may cboose tbe kind of work 

between Panama and Colombia. that best suits bis genius. Thus the boys are in 

Mr. Jamieson, in speaking of the football cham- no sense objects of charity; they are self-support- 

pionship of the West for the year, said that North- in S citizens, although their average age is only 

western, Chicago, Michigan and Minnesota are, so about 10 years. 

far, the undefeated rivals for first honors, but that In answer to questions from the audience, Mr. 

next Saturday's games will show in all probability Bradley told some interesting anecdotes about 

who has- the best chance for first place. As to the the pranks and inventions of "Apples," "Tadpole," 

debate that followed, the-judges decided in favor "Slats" and other citizens; about their home 

of the negative, the only admitted rival of Eng- life and religious training; and about their meth- 

land in Europe being Germany. ods of discipline. 



The Stentor. 


Published every Thursday during the collegiate year by the 
students of Lake Forest College. 


WILLIAM B. ROSS Assistant Editor 

FRED C. CHURCHILL Business Manager 

MISS HELEN McNITT Exchange Editor 


PROF. JOHN J. HALSEY I Att1m „ t Foitork 

PROF. WALTER R. BRIDGMAN J alumni editors 

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Address all business communications and make all checks 
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Contributions from students and alumni are very much 

Previous numbers of The Stentor and all exchanges are on 
file in the office. You are invited to read them. 

Entered at the post-office at Lake Forest 111., as second-class 

Directory of Student Organizations. 

Athletic Association— President, Prof. R. H. McKee; Secre- 
tary, E.S. Scott- 
Football— Manager, W. N. Carter; Captain, Fermar T. Black. 

Baseball— Manager, Arthur W. Campbell ; Captain, T. Edgar 

Indoor Baseball— Captain, O. S. Thompson. 

Tennis Association— President, Lowell H. Beach ; Secretary, 
Chas. Cobb. 

Y. M. C. A. — President, George Cromlev ; Secretary, L C. 

Y. W. C. A.— President, Vida Graham ; Secretary, Belle J. 


Program of fifth concert, Dec. 4 and 5, Mr. Bruno Steindei 
soloist ; 

Symphony, E flat (Kochel 543) Mozart 

Concerto for violoncello, D major, Opus 101 Haydn 

Overture, "Coriolanus" Beethoven 

Symphony No. 3, "Rhenish," E flat, Opus 97 Schumann 

The funeral services of Mrs. D. R. Holt who 
died last Sunday were held at the family resi- 
dence Tuesday afternoon. By her death Lake 
Forest has lost one of the noble mothers who 
has been an example of Christian love, faith 
and kindness to all who knew her. The sym- 
pathy of the entire community is with the fam- 
ily in this hour of sadness and mourning. 

Editorials are omitted this week in order to 
give the necessary space to the history of "The 
Founding of Vassar College," by Mrs. Abby Far- 
well Ferry. This is the first of several contribu- 
tions by Ferry hall alumnae, that Miss Sargent 
desires to have published in The Stentor. This 
article is especially interesting as it treats of 
the first step toward the higher education of 
women in America, a movement that has led to 
the establishment of so many women's colleges 
and, finally, of the vast number of coeducational 
institutions in our land. 


Open house at Lois Durand hall Saturday even- 

Charleson, '07, is pledged to Omega Psi fra- 

Shumway, '07, received a visit from his father 

Mr. C. B. Ryon of Streator visited his daughter 
at Lois hall last week. 

Miss Lila Allison and Miss Edna Schmidt are 
wearing Sigma Tau colors. 

Hutchinson, '06, was called to the city Saturday 
by a telegram from his father. 

Mrs. Butler entertained Professor and Mrs. 
Needham at dinner on Thursday. 

McCrea, '06, was prevented from playing in the 
DePauw game by an injured knee. 

Miss Cora Gaylord of Joliet was the guest of 
Miss Beulah Giffln at Lois hall on Thursday. 

Miss Mack of Ferry hall entertained Miss Laura 
Rogers and Miss Nettie Betten at dinner on Fri- 

Miss Besse Green and Mr. Forest Hillier of 
South Bend were visitors at Lois hall on Sun- 

Misses Fay and Maude Mclntire went to their 
home in Ottumwa, Iowa, last Thursday for a few 
days' visit. 

Miss Martha Powell of Logansport sang at 
vespers last Sunday.. We hope that she may 
come again. 

Professor Halsey has not been been able to 
meet his classes this week. He is still suffering 
from a very severe cold. 

The students in the philosophy department were 
entertained by Professor and Mrs. Smith Thurs- 
day and Friday evenings. 

Mr. Arnold E. Moody, Registrar of the Moody 
institute, visited his cousin, Miss Miriam Wash- 
burne, at Lois Durand hall on Sunday. 


At last it has arrived! But trie Juniors, on be- ATHLETICS. 

holding the huge object, instead of a Class Bench, 

. j-jj4. j.« i^ 4 i.ake Forest Wins from DePauw in a 4'Iose 

have decided to use it for a lunch counter. ■»« ^«»co. . 

Arrangements are being made to form a Settle- In the game last Saturday between Lake Forest 

ment club at Lois Durand hall for the of and DePauw university our men came out victors 

studying the settlements in and about Chicago. by the close margin of 5 to 0. The small score 

„„.__, . „ , ^ T „ „ is accounted for by the fact that fumbles were 

President Harlan was in Rochester. N. \ ., Tues 

day and Wednesday at the installation exercises Sequent, both sides being rank offenders in this 

of his successor in the pastorate of the Thircr r sp 

_,,.,, In the toss-up DePauw's captain won and de- 

Presbytenan church. * 

cided to defend the south goal. Carter, for Lake 

The Onwentsia Club gave a dance to about sixty Forest, kicked to their fifteen-yard line. The ball 

couples on Saturday evening in honor of the polo was returned fifteen yards before the runner was 

team, which had just returned victorious from tackled. On the line bucks DePauw gained twenty- 

the St. Louis tournament. five yar ds, but right here Lake Forest took a 

Dr. McClure's sermon on Sunday morning from brace and held for downs. The ball went over 

the text, "I am the light of the world." John 8:12, and Lake Forest was givefa. its first opportunity 

had reference to the week of prayer appointed to test its offensive. For thirty yards the ball 

by the Y. M. C. A. and Y. W. C. A. jumps. But DePauw recovered its nerve and held 

moved along towards DePauw's goal in long 

On Friday Mr. and Mrs. Whyte of the Boys' for downg gandy Mcked tQ QUr thirty . yard liine . 

school were entertained at dinner by Miss Griggs The baU was fumbled] and a De Paw mam fell 

to meet Mr. Bradley of Allendale farm, who ad- Qn „. at Qur twenty . yard line Lake Forest he i d 

dressed the facultv and students at Lois hall in ,„„ ■__,„ i,,,* „«„ „„**■ „ ,i, 1,11 4. -± 

' for downs, but after getting the ball lost it on 

"' fumbles. It was immediately regained by a fum- 

Saturday evening the Omega Psi fraternity in- ble on the part of DePauw, and Carter punted out 

itiated Burgeson, '05; Hoopes, 'OG; Andrews, of danger. DePauw was unable to gain, and again 

Michael, Torbet and Shumway, '07. Of the alumni lost the ball. Lake Forest was penalized twenty 

present were Baldwin, Rotroff, Lansing, Shank- yards, and then forced to kick. The first half 

land and Ramsey. ended with the ball in the center of the field. 

„ o . j ju. ,,. „ . . , In the second half DePauw kicked off to Camp- 

On Saturdav afternoon Miss Griggs chaperoned ^ 

. ,, . , , . , ,. bell, who returned the ball ten yards. DePauw 

a party of college girls at a spread given by the J " 

_. . _._,.. „ . ., .. . . .. held for downs, and the ball went over. It was 

Phi Pi Epsilon fraternity m the fraternity rooms 

at North hall. The girls speak very favorably immediatel y regained by Lake Forest, and in the 

of the ability of the cooks. line up they advafl ced it fifteen yards, but a bad 

fumble put a stop to further progress. DePauw 

Dr. and Mrs. McClure and Miss Annie. McClure secured the ball, but was unable to advance the 

were guests at dinner on Wednesday of last week necessary five yards, and a kick was attempted. 

at Lois hall. After dinner Dr. McClure led the Slusher broke through and blocked the kick, and 

Y. W. C. A. and gave a most interesting talk on the ball rolled back towards DePauw's goal line, 

the topic of the evening, "Strength through Re- Slusher fell on it, and in the next scrimmage easi- 

pose." ly carried it over the remaining three yards. Goal 

It is perhaps well to remind students, especially. was miss ed. Score: Lake Forest, 5; DePauw, 0. 
those who may soon be looking for a position, 0nl y a few moments of play remained, and the 

that, as a matter of courtesy, the name of no only excitm S incident was Burrows' run around 

member of the faculty should be used without per- ri S nt en d for fifteen yards, 
mission. If this suggestion is heeded difficult The lin e-up: 

,. .. .- ., , Lake Forest. Position. DePauw 

complications may be avoided. Chapman C Daniels 

On Monday evening Professor and Mrs. Bridg- Bloom R.G Morgan 

man were entertained by the literary club con- Henmngs L.G Dewey 

, , .,, ,, „ .. . . , ' , , Yeomans R.T Robinson 

nected with the Presbyterian church, at the home charleson L.T Nysenwaudert 

of the Rev. Dr. Chidester. The club, which has Carter R.E Miller 

a membership of fifty or more, is studying this Burrows L.E Schultz 

winter various topics in Greek literature, and Cam Pbell Q. 'I ucl 5 er 

_ . _.. , „. . Slusher F.B Sandy. 

Professor Bndgman spoke to them on certain Jamieson R H Brown 

characteristics of Homer. Black (Capt.) . . L.H Preston 




On next Saturday afternoon Farwell field will 
be used for the first time. The occasion will 
be the annual football game between Chicago 
Dental college and Lake Forest. These games 
have always been exceptionally interesting be- 
cause, in former years, the two teams repre- 
sented different departments of the university, 
and each was keen in its competition for first 
honors. This year the connection does not ex- 
ist, but in view of the fact that Lake Forest won 
in 1901 and the "Dents ' in 1902, it is not at all 
likely that there will be any diminution of the 
fierce struggle for laurels. 


Keep your eye on the yell master. 

Holders of season tickets should wear them. 

Give your lungs some needed exercise. A few 
days' hoarseness will not count. 

Barlow, the "Dents' " old star, is still playing 
with them, and is said to be as speedy as ever. 

"Very little is known regarding the strength 
of the "Dents" but it is safe to say that the 
game will be hotly contested. 


Professor Bridgman has given up his space to 
Ferry Hall this week. In the next issue will be 
a double portion of the alumni biographical notes. 


Rev. John T. Faris, pastor of the Markham 
Memorial church of St. Louis, is doing a re- 
markable work in the "East End" of that city. 
The church has the largest Sunday school west 
of the Mississippi. During the summer months 
activities are transferred to a big tent, and gospel 
meetings are conducted every night but Satur- 
day. A recent chief of police declared that this 
church was accomplishing more as a restraining 
influence than could be done by a hundred police- 


Otto Sweezey was fellow in entomology last 
year at the Ohio State university; he is now a 
state inspector of orchards. 

Charles Thorn is assistant in mycology at Cor- 


Rev. Ralsa F. Morley was installed as pastor 
of the Presbyterian church at Mattoon, 111., on 
Nov. 2, and at the same time a beautiful new 
church library building was dedicated. 


Cornelius Betten is doing graduate work in 
embryology at Cornell; he expects to work there 
for the Ph. D. degree. 


Robert McNitt and George Parsons finished at 
Cornell in 1902 and will be graduated next 
spring as mechanical and electrical engineers. 
They spent last summer with the Westinghouse 
Electric company at Pittsburg. 


Cotton's mother visited him Friday and Satur- 
day of last week. 

Eugene Hoyne, '03, is president of the fresh- 
man class at Williams college. 

Ray Vincent's brother, a former Lake Forest 
student, was visiting him Sunday. 

Bert Kennedy and Howard Haines will proba- 
bly return to school after the Christmas holidays. 

Several fellows went down to Evanston Sat- 
urday to see the Northwestern-Morgan Park 

William G. Kennedy, '02, was visiting at the 
Remsen Sunday. He has a position with a bank- 
ing house in the city. 

The All-around House championship banner, or 
cup, as the case may be, will in all probability 
go to East House. There should be a good con- 
test for second place between the other houses. 

Former Academy boys at Cornell university 
this year are H. D. Johnson. Vincent, Dodge. 
Clint Goodrich, Oliver and Mason. 

John Johnson is at Stiles school. 

There was a young lady of Lynn 

Whose waist was so charmingly thin, 

That when she essayed 

To drink lemonade. 

She slipped through the straw and fell in.- 


Last Saturday Northwestern academy won the 
Western Academic Championship, defeating Mor- 
gan Park by the score of 10 to 6. Schneider, the 
Northwestern half back, practically won the game 
for his team by blocking a kick, catching the ball 
right off the kicker's toe and running half the 
length of the field for a touchdown. One year ago 
Lake Forest defeated Morgan Park by the score 
of 11 to 10, in a game that will long be remem- 
bered by all who saw or took part in it. 

The University club will meet tonight at the 
home of Professor and Mrs. Burnap. Mr. Mac- 
Donald is to speak on an episode in Siamese his- 




Nellie Westervelt called on the Sigma Kappas 

Margaret Stauffer, '02, spent Sunday with her 
old roommate, Alice Hall. 

Mrs. Tyng gave an interesting and instructive 
talk on "Education" Saturday morning at our 
chapel service. 

Miss Grace Guffin takes the place of Miss 
Florence Cummings as assistant editor of the 
Ferry hall department. 

Mr. Judy, who has been visiting his granddaugh- 
ter, Mary Judy, made many Ferry hall friends by 
his jovial and kindly manner. 

The lecture recital given Friday night by Mrs. 
Tyng was very interesting. Mrs. Tyng is a pleas- 
ing speaker and easily holds tbe attention of 
her audience. Her subject was "The Holy Grail," 
and it was brought before the audience in a very 
vivid manner by the help of stereopticon views. 
Miss Ripley played the sacred "March to the 
Holy Grail" from "Parsifal" and Professor Jacoby 
played the "Schwanenlied" and "Elsa's Jubelge- 
sang" from the opera "Lohengrin." 

man in a light rowing suit; a flutter of leaves and 
we have it — "an incident." 

Mrs. Hart, formerly Miss Clare Boice of the 
class of '72, took lunch with us Friday. Mrs. Hart 
had not been in Lake Forest since she graduated. 
Instead of finding a dilapidated ola building, as 
she bad expected on account of the lapse of time, 
she was surprised to find it enlarged and beauti- 

Now, it is always a delight to an old Ferry 
hall girl to come back and find her old room. 
This pleasure was denied to Mrs. Hart. It was 
also a source of grief to her to find the old study 
room gone, which is now the recepcion hall. 

Mrs. Hart next saw the church, which is more 
attractive than the little wooden building in 
which she worshiped. 

As Mrs. Hart left she slipped twenty-five dollars 
into Miss Sargent's hand and told her to buy 
something for Ferry hall. Although for twenty- 
five years Mrs. Hart has been separated from 
Ferry hall, she still has a warm affection for the 
place and its welfare. 


A pretty green nook in a shady bower; a cool 
sparkling stream trickling and gurgling over peb- 
bles and stones; an antique bench just large 
enough for two, now occupied only by a mass of 
white ruffles, a pair of lustrous brown eyes and 
sweet rosy lips; a gentle breeze catching a stray 
brown curl in its fingers and leaving it most be- 
witchingly upon a shapely white forehead; a 
splash of an oar; the mooring of a boat; a young 

THE l-'OI \IU\(. OF VASSAR < OS, I.I.I. 1-:. 

Not far from the North sea near the little river 
Oise at East Dereham, England, was born in 
1792 Matthew Vassar, the man who was brave 
enough to establish a well equipped and endowed 
institution for tie express purpose of the edu- 
cation of women. To an Englishman, then, 
American women owe this great privilege. He 
acquired a large fortune for those days — the 
early '60s — and came to live in Poughkeepsie. 

Late in life it became his cherished purpose 
to apply a large portion of his estate to some 
benevolent purpose, as he had no immediate 
heirs to claim his property. 

Mr. Vassar had thought seriously of founding 
a hospital when his niece, Miss Booth, principal 
of Cottage Hill seminary, suggested to him the 
idea of founding a model school for women. 
After the death of his niece her school was pur- 
chased and reopened by Professor Jewett, an 
intimate friend of her uncle. They often con- 
versed upon the subject of founding such a 
school as suggested by Miss Booth, and finally 
Professor Jewett asked: "Why not found a col- 
lege for women that shall be to their sex what 
Yale and Harvard are to young men?" 

Like many men who have won their way to 
prosperity through their own efforts, Mr. Vassar 
felt deeply the advantages of a college education. 
In the spring of 1860, when in his seventy-first 
year, he determined to carry out his long cher- 
ished plan. 

In 1861 a charter was obtained. After the act 
of incorporation became a law Mr. Vassar per- 
sonally informed the several persons named in 
the charter of their appointment as trustees. 
A board meeting was called, which was opened 
by prayer. Mr. Vassar read to the trustees a 
statement of his views and wishes, its simplicity 
of style giving it a gentle dignity which, together 
with the rare wisdom of judgment — being pro- 
phetic in a measure — compel one's admiration. 
It reads as follows: 

"It having pleased God that I should have no 
descendants to inherit my property, it has long 
been my desire, after suitably providing for 
those of my kindred who have claims on me, to 
make such a disposition of my means as should 
best honor God and benefit my fellow men. At 
different periods I have regarded various plans 
with favor, but these have all been dismissed 
one after another until the subject of erecting 
and endowing a college for the education of 


young women was presented for my consideration. 
The novelty, grandeur and benignity of the idea 
arrested my attention. 

"It occurred to me that woman,, having re- 
ceived from her Creator the same intellectual 
constitution as man, has the same right as man 
to intellectual culture and development. I con- 
sidered that the mothers of a country mould the 
character of the citizens, determine its institu- 
tions and shape its destiny. Next to the influ- 
ence of the mother is that of the female teacher 
who is employed to train young children at a 
period when impressions are most vivid and last- 
ing. It also seemed to me that if women were 
properly educated, some new avenues to useful 
and honorable employment in entire harmony 
with the gentleness and modesty of her sex 
might be opened to her. It further appeared 
there is not in our country, there is not in the 
world, so far as is known, a single fully endowed 
institution for the education of women." 

After a series of paragraphs showing how the 
standard of women's education has been improv- 
ing and the need of greater provision for it, he 
states : 

"I wish that the course of study should em- 
brace at least the following particulars: The Eng- 
lish language and it's literature; other modern 
languages; the ancient classics, so far as may 
be demanded by the spirit of the times; the 
mathematics, to such an extent as may be ad- 
visable; all the branches of natural science, with 
full apparatus, cabinets, collections and conserva- 
tories for visible illustration; anatomy, physi- 
ology and hygiene, with practical reference to 
the laws of health for the sex; intellectual phi- 
losophy; the elements of political economy; some 
knowledge of the federal, and state constitutions 
and laws; moral science, particularly as bearing 
on the filial, conjugal and parental relations; 
aesthetics as treating of the beautiful in nature 
and art, and to be illustrated by an extensive 
gallery of art; domestic economy, practically 
taught, so far as is possible, in order to prepare 
the graduates readily to become skillful house- 
keepers; last ,and most important of all, the 
daily systematic reading and study of the Holy 
Scriptures, as the only and all-sufficient rule of 
Christian faith and practice. All sectarian in- 
fluences should be carefully excluded, but the 
training of our students should never be intrust- 
ed to the skeptical, the irreligious or the im- 

Mr. Vassar, having read the statement, of which 
the above extract is a portion, to the trustees, 
formally transferred from his own custody to 

theirs bonds, mortgages, certificates of stock and 
a deed of conveyance representing more than 
$400,000 of his wealth, adding these few impres- 
sive words: 

"In conclusion, gentlemen, this enterprise, 
which I regard as the great work of my life, I 
commit to you as a sacred trust.." 

With all the solemnity and impressiveness of 
founding a new church, was Vassar thus given 
to the world. Perhaps no board of trustees ever 
felt so deeply a sense of responsibility, for it 
was an enterprise which would fail ignominious- 
ly or rise gloriously. 

At a board meeting held in June, 1864, when 
the appointment of professors was to be consid- 
ered, Mr. Vassar said: 

"It is my hope — it was my only hope and de- 
sire — indeed it has been the main incentive to 
all I have already done to inaugurate a new 
era for women. The attempt you are to aid me 
in making fails wholly of its point if it be not an 
advance, and a decided advance. I wish to give 
one sex all the advantages too long monopolized 
by the other. Ours is, and is to be, an institution 
for women — not men. In all its labors, positions, 
rewards and hopes, the idea is the development 
and exposition and the marshaling to the front 
and the preferment of women — of their powers 
on every side, demonstrative of their equality 
with men — demonstrative, indeed, of such capaci- 
ties as in certain fixed directions surpass those 
of men. This, I conceive, may be fully accom- 
plished within the rational limits of true woman- 
liness and without the slightest hazard to the 
attractiveness of her character. We are indeed 
defeated before we commence if such develop- 
ment be in the least dangerous to the dearest 
attributes of her sex. We are not the less de- 
feated if it be hazardous for her to avail herself 
of her highest educated powers when that point 
is gained. We are defeated if we start upon the 
assumption that she has no powers save those 
she may derive or imitate from the other sex. 
We are defeated if we recognize the idea that 
she may not, with every propriety, contribute to 
the world the benefits of matured faculties which 
education evokes. We are especially defeated if 
we fail to express by our acts our practical belief 
in her pre-eminent powers as an instructor of 
her own sex." 

On the 20th day of September, 1865, the first 
collegiate year of Vassar was begun. It opened 
with more than three hundred students, a faculty 
of eight professors besides the president and 
lady pi'incipal, and twenty assistant teachers. 
Three of the faculty and all the assistants were 

women, in accordance with the expressed 
of the founder. 

Many important questions remained to be con- 
sidered, which time and experience alone co:ild 
determine. There were no establishd precedents 
for a woman's college. All was theory. The 
problem was to devise a system of true liberal 
education for women. What elements of instruction 
should it embrace and in what relative propor- 
tions? At what grade of advancement should its 
curriculum begin and to what extent should it 
be carried? Supposing the conditions of a lib- 
eral education for men to he settled, were those 
for the other sex to be the same? Or, if dif- 
ferent, in what particulars? Should there be, as 
some thought, relatively less of mathematics and 
more of language, less of science and more of 
literature? Should the dead languages be re- 
placed by the living? Should the course, as a 
whole, be less severe and disciplinary, more 
popular and aesthetical? And, finally, should the 
studies be prescribed or optional? 

Of the three hundred of the students with 
whom the college began, a respectable minority 
— say one-third — diad been well taught, a few 
admirably. But of the majority it could not be 
said with truth that they were thoroughly ground- 
ed in anything. In the ordinary English 
branches, had the same tests been applied then 
that are applied now, one-half would probably 
have been refused. In the more advanced studies 
the examinations revealed a prevailing want of 
method and order, and much of that superficiality 
which must necessarily result from taking up 
such studies without adequate disciplinary 
preparation. Of the real elements and processes 
of a higher education and of the subjective con- 
ditions of mental growth and training, compara- 
tively few, either of the students or of their 
parents, appeared to have any definite idea. 

To the task of reducing to order the heteroge- 
neous medley before them the faculty set them- 
selves with all earnestness. Many wondered 
why a collegiate course was not at once marked 
out and the students forthwith formed into classes. 
It is easy to build a college on paper. To pro- 
duce the real thing is not- so easy. 

One fact the faculty discovered which went 
far to counterbalance all discouragement. The 
most mature, thoughtful and influential of the 
students perfectly apprehended the situation, 
Modestly, but firmly and intelligently, they 
pleaded for the adoption of the higher educa- 
tional standard, avowed their readiness to sub- 
mit themselves to the most rigid conditions, and 
exerted a strong influence to diffuse right views 




among their fellow students. Before the close 
of the first year the faculty found themselves 
supported in their desire for a full and strict 
collegiate course by a strong current of senti- 
ment among the students themselves. 

Who among the thousands of students in our 
land now thinks of this — of these brave young 
women who stood firm in their determination to 
sacrifice themselves for this course. I say, sacri- 
fice, because many a girl was persuaded to re- 
main four years when she was urged by parents 
and friends to come home and take her place in 

Hundreds of girls went to Vassar in those days 
prepared to study, say, mental philosophy, chem- 
istry and French, then go home and consider 
their education finished, but so strong was this 
feeling that the students must bear the burden 
of the new venture that not only serious older 
girls who wanted to become teachers adhered 
to the rules laid down, but society girls — even 
the most frivolous — gave themselves up to this 
course with the greatest enthusiasm. It was a 
common pride with all. It was hard to come 
down from mental philosophy, recently studied 
in other schools, to rhetoric, from chemistry to 
quadratic equations, from French to United 
States history, but hundreds did it. The young 
lady who expected to finish her education at 
Vassar in one year found herself in the prepara- 
tory department. Who ever thinks that had 
these girls refused to do their part no women's 
college would have existed? 

The first year no attempt was made to grade 
the students by any common standard. Toward 
the close of the second year a part of them 
was arranged in college classes as follows: 

Seniors 4 

Juniors IS 

Sophomores 36 

Freshmen 58 

Regular preparatory 71 

Special students 165 

Total 352 

The first and most difficult problem the faculty 
had to solve was the preparation of the students 
for a proper collegiate course. Even if the col- 
lege had been endowed — and it' was not — they 
could not have an advanced standard, for there 
was no place to prepare for college. As it was 
they must take all the students, even if they 
were obliged to prepare them for the course, 
as the college must be supported. The college 
was built in the time of the war, and the wonder 
is how this (to us) paltry sum of $400,000 could 
go so far. 

9 6 


In the prevailing want of preparatory schools 
to fit girls for college in 1865 to 1868, it seemed 
probable that Vassar would have to fit her own 
students for college for some time to come. 

In 1876 a writer states: 

"Ten years have wrought an observable change 
in this respect. A number of first class semi- 
naries now advertise special classes to prepare 
for Vassar (there was no other college open to 
women then), and the growing interest in the 
public mind in favor of affording collegiate ad- 
vantages to women in producing the natural ef- 
fect in the academies and public high schools, both 
in New England and the West. The probability 
is that the supply of the prepared material may 
be in advance of the opportunities to turn it 
to account." 

Dismissing this quaint paragraph with an in- 
dulgent smile, let us consider the spirit that 
prevailed in those early days. It might be 
expressed by the phrase, gratitude to the Found- 
er, Father, Friend, who was willing to stake his 
fortune upon the supposition that women would 
appreciate those opportunities offered and take 
advantage of them. Every serious minded young 
woman in those first days constituted herself as 
a willing guardian of the sacred trust. 

Indeed, Miss Lyman, the gentle, but firm spirit 
who cared for the home life of the college, used 
this phrase constantly in her heart to heart talks 
till it became a byword, often a jest, with the 
trivial; but underlying the most frivolous mo- 
ments of the Vassar girl's life was a sense of the 
real responsibility of helping to prove that 
Matthew Vassar was right, and that the con- 
fidence he placed in her was deserved. 

Mr. Vassar's birthday, or Founder's day, as it 
called, is the great festival of the year. He lived 
to witness three of them. The feeling of the 
college toward himself received at such times 
emphatic expression, which under ordinary cir- 
cumstances would have been unsuitable, and the 
sight of so many happy young girls exerting 
themselves to do him honor, and the presence 
of his old friends and neighbors gathering round 
him with kindly hand grasps and warm congratu- 
lations might well revive a heart of less sensi- 
bility than his own. On one such occasion he 
whispered into the ear of one on whose arm he 
chanced to be leaning: "This single day more 
than repays me for all I have done." 



"The Pennsylvania," the daily paper at the 
University of Pennsylvania, has suspended for 
lack of financial support. 

The officials of Purdue university have an- 
nounced that the institution will engage in no 
more football games this year. 

By the will of the late Miss Mary T. Ropes, 
Harvard university will receive the endowment 
of a chair of political economy and a scholarship. 

Of the $100,000 which the alumni of Northwes- 
tern university have been trying to raise for the 
erection of a new gymnasium, $92,000 have been 
either given or promised. 

Beginning with the next college year no theses 
will be required from the graduating class of the 
Yale Law School. The change is made on the 
ground that the classroom and allied work of the 
school is sufficient for the degree without the the- 

A chair of music is about to be established at 
the University of California. The first courses 
will be offered in the summer session from June 
27 to August 7. Albert A. Stanley, professor of 
music at the University of Michigan, has been 
secured to act as head of the new department. 

The women students at the University of Min- 
nesota are planning to inaugurate inter-collegiate 
debates participated in only by women. It is 
almost decided that a debate will be held this 
winter between the Minnesota women and wom- 
en debaters at the University of North Dakota. 
The women at the universities hope to arouse 
enough interest to form a women's debating 
league in the western colleges. 

A memorial will be erected at Purdue universi- 
ty to preserve the memory of the Purdue foot- 
ball men killed in the railroad wreck at Indian- 
apolis. Nearly all those killed in the wreck were 
athletes and a gymnasium has been suggested 
by the citizens of Lafayette. Governor Durbin 
has started a subscription, heading the list of do- 
nors. The governor has requested that all who 
purchased tickets for the game ask for no re- 
fund, and the amount the athletic association 
would realize in this way would be nearly $6,000. 

Clyde Fitch, the playwright, has a scrapbook 
of odd newspaper clippings that he has been over 
fifteen years collecting. One of his clippings Mr. 
Fitch prizes because it is sad. It concerns the 
retirement from journalism of a western editor- 
in-chief, and it is couched in these terms: 

"The undersigned retires from the editorial 
chair, with the conviction that all is vanity. 
From the hour he started his paper to the pres- 
ent time he has been solicited to lie upon every 
given subject, and can't remember to have told 
a wholesome truth without diminishing his sub- 
scription list or making an enemy. Under these 
circumstances of trial and having a thorough 
contempt for himself, he retires in order to re- 
cruit his moral constitution." — The Record Her- 

The S ten tor. 

Vol. XVIII. Lake Forest, III., November 19, 1903. No. 9 


Where little Aughwich slumbers in his bed 

The white mist rises from the meadow land, 
And spreads from field to field on either hand, 

And, denser, covers house and shop and shed ; 

Then, made still whiter by the moon o'er head, 
It lingers near the church, where, like a band 
Of strange, unearthly beings, silent stand 

The time-worn, mossy grave-stones of the dead. 

I know not why my fancy haunts the place : 

Grandsire and grandam whom I ne'er have seen 

Lie half forgotten in their grassy plot. 

Perchance they call me for a little space 

To pass the thousand miles that lie between 

For some dread purpose — and I know it not ! 



One of the subjects assigned to the theme- 
class was "A Character Sketch of John Dorn." 
The efforts of the students brought forth many 
interesting remarks on the dress and personal- 
ity of our genial little janitor, some of which are 
printed below. The theme which ends the col- 
umn was written by Howard Rath, '07. 

This is the man who sagely remarked to a 
certain freshman, who was greener then than 
he is now: "Veil, I been here eight years a'retty, 
but don' see any class so green as you fellows; 
vat part of dose back-voods you come from any- 
way? But you'll learn, O you'll learn, I tinks, 
perhaps." * * * King of his realm, he wields 
his broom so that even the president stands in 
awe of him. His countenance always beams 
with the smile that won't come off. * * * When- 
ever John talks to me I instinctively turn around 
to see if he is eating an apple, because masti- 
cation seems to come into play with his articu- 
lation. * * * His mouth is wide and the cor- 
ners always turn toward the stars whenever he 
meets any of the college girls. * * * The 
buildings show the good results of his gentle care, 
but 'tis well there are not more corners. His con- 
tact with so many men is broadening him. * * * 
The more you abuse him the better he likes it. 
His information on college affairs in general is 
hardly exceeded by that of the president him- 
self, and as a general information bureau John 
has no equal, whether you seek enlightenment 
on brooms, or on the state of affairs in Manchu- 
ria. * * * Because of his ability, he is of- 
ten used as an assistant by the other professors. 

* * * His peculiar mark of distinction from 
the other faculty members is a checked jacket 

* * * Once every month John takes on a 
clean coat — which is a most commendable habit, 
and one to be copied by the men of the college. 

* * * He knows that it is not the clothes 
that make the man. Underneath that neat coat 
of blue and white gingham beats a true heart and 
patient. * * * Many a down-hearted student 
on his way to recitation, where he expects to 
"flunk," has been cheered by a smile and hearty 
greeting from Mr. Dorn. He is the trusted friend 
and adviser of the president and all the faculty, 
and I am sure Lake Forest College could not get 
along without John Dorn.* * * He is a partic 
ular favorite with the "coeds" as was proved in 
the debate last year, which pronounced him more 
popular than the other janitor, Mr. Wilson. This 
is partly due to his perfect manners. He may 
justly be held up before the freshmen as an ideal 
in good form. Never has he been known to 

fail in lifting his little cap, or to rush through 
a door in front of a girl * * * He is always 
prompt, faithful and ever willing to lend e. help- 
ing hand to those in need. * * * Mr. Wad- 
dell and Mr. Wilson have their virtues, but nei- 
ther can come up to John, the general favorite. 
* * * Of all the men of the college faculty 
and board of trustees included, John Dorn would 
be missed the most if he left Lake Forest. 

When an alumnus meets a Lake Forest stu- 
dent, as surely as he inquires about the college he 
will ask, "How is John?" And the answer is sure 
to come back, "Oh, he's the same old fellow." 
And he is. The freshman sees nothing in him 
that the senior has not been acquainted with 
for four years. There is the same quick nervous 
step; there is always the old smile or frown, and 
John uses the one or the other as the display of 
his authority demands. On week-days there is 
the same jacket, although age has changed its 
color; and the stubby beard is always waiting 
anxiously for its Sunday shave. His Sunday suit, 
he openly boasts, helped him win his bride — and 
has stood by him all through his married life. 

John's famed position is not like that of 
Napoleon — with the hand thrust within the 
coat, — but with both hands pushed in the pock- 
ets of his jacket; and in this position he has in- 
structed many a freshman in the rudiments of 
dormitory life. 

The freshman hears the old tale that his 
brother heard before him: how John, like Gar- 
field, got his start on the Brie canal, and how 
from there he worked his way out to Montana; 
how, leaving the coal mines of Montana, he 
worked among the pineries in the north until he 
came to Lake Forest; and how, in Lake Forest, 
he has aided in giving students a college, edu- 

But taking it seriously, there is something in 
John that makes him a favorite. Perhaps it is 
his willingness to do things for the students, or 
his quaint ways and ideas. Most of all, however, 
his popularity rests on the way he takes all col- 
lege pranks and jokes. What student on the eve 
of some scrap has not seen John leave the build- 
ing with a smile on his face, knowing that some- 
thing would take place before the next morning? 
On his return next day, who has not seen him 
work all the morning setting things aright, seem- 
ing to share in the fun and disregard the work? 


We had all matriculated, registered and paid 
our bills, and a happy lot of freshmen were we. 
I say freshmen but in reality we were not; the 



final rites were yet to be celebrated before we 
could lawfully go out and do battle with our im- 
placable enemies, the sophomores. 

After dinner the first Friday night was an- 
nounced the union meeting of the two literary 
societies, to which all new men were especially 
invited; and like sheep led to the slaughter we 
went — all except a few who, scenting danger, 
were urgently called out of town. We assembled 
in the Athenaean society rooms, alumni, seniors, 
juniors, sophomores and, last and least, fresh- 
men. Excellent cigars were passed around and 
a repast of wafers and cider was served. Thus 
began the awful and mystic rites of initiation. 

The door was then locked and it looked bad 
for the freshmen. "There is a special Provi- 
dence, in the United States of America, which 
looks after drunken men, idiots and small chil- 
dren," says my father. Some of us came under 
all three heads, so we decided that there was 
not much danger. 

Then followed eloquent appeals to the sopho- 
mores by several alumni, exhorting them not 
to be surpassed by classes of former years, and 
to treat the freshmen so that they would need 
to be carried home. These orations somewhat 
dampened our blankets of confidence, — and wet 
bed-clothes are not the most comfortable things 
in the world. We were then given a few mo- 
ments in which to compose our troubled spirits. 
They (the upper-classmen) wanted us to play the 
most popular college game with them — to cheer 
us and set the blood circulating, they said. We 
declined with thanks. 

Now came races of all sorts and descriptions, 
every one as ludicrous as possible. We swam 
(on the floor), we crawled, we slid, and made 
fools of ourselves at every turn, at the command 
of the superior beings around us. There were 

boxing matches, wrestling matches, a man 
against a newspaper), rowing matches, following 
in quick succession, until we chose up for the 
great contest of the year, in which everyone 
takes some part, a game in which the freshmen 
always lose, — The Time-honored Funnel Game. 

This game cannot be described for various rea- 
sons. The freshmen lost, twenty-five to three. 

We stood on one foot, clasped hands and sang 
"Blest be the tie that binds," and then departed, 
wet, tired and dilapidated to our topsy-turvy 

Thus it was that we became full-fledged fresh- 
men, ready to fight our own battles and to be- 
have ourselves, — or not. as we chose. 



He's a scrub ; just a scrub : 

Just an ordinary dub ; 
With his face all skinned and battered, 
And his ribs and limbs all shattered; 

Not the man with fame galore, 

Not the man the girls adore — 
Just a scrub. 

He's true blue, is this scrub, 

Is this ordinary dub; 
Him the rooters never care for, 
Him no happy times prepare for; 

But with loyalty inspired, 

He's a man to be admired. 
Is this scrub. 

At the game, when you shout. 
And your team is winning out ; 
'Mid the songs of joy ascending. 
With the tinhorns' happy blending, 
For this ordinary dub. 
For this hero, for this scrub. 
Add a shout. 


Few thought, in summer's fleeting hour, 

To work with all their might and power 

For that high place in thought and life 

They might have reached by care and strife. 

Now changes, wrought by autumn's frost, 

Recall the time forever lost. 

The gryllus, as the proverb says, 
In singing passed the working days. 
His meager flesh did hunger eat, 
And winter pinched his wings and feet ; 
His happy life was snatched away 
Because he'd spent his time in play. 

The happiness of idle men 
Shall even so depart from them. 
The time they lose will not come back- 
By just so much their lives shall lack 
The qualities that make this sphere 
A happy place for dwellers here. 

A. D. Jackman. 


\he litef a?§ 5>odetie# 


The regular meeting of the Aletheian was 
postponed from Friday to Monday evening, when 
the first program of a series to be given by 
Aletheian on "Japan" was rendered. The general 
subject of the evening's programme, "The 
Geography of Japan," was introduced, after Miss 
Barclay had led the devotional exercises, by Miss 
Alta Walker in a talk on "The General Aspect 
of the Country." Miss Nettie Betten then read 
a paper on "Japan's Volcanoes and Physical Phe- 
nomena." A paper on "The Climate and Mineral 
Products of Japan," written by Miss Laura Wil- 
liamson and read by Miss Mabel Terhune, was 
next given. Miss Marguerite Robertson's topic 
was "The Vegetable Products of Japan." The sub- 
ject of "The Country's Forest and Animal Life" 
was discussed by Miss Bertha Sturdevant, after 
which Miss Vida Graham gave an especially inter- 
esting talk on "Japanese Rural Life." Miss Iona 
Wagner gave a summary of the principal points 
brought out in the programme, and a vocal solo, 
well rendered by Miss Helen Williamson, closed 
the exercises. 

Zeta Epsilon gave the following pro- 
gramme Monday evening: 
Piano Solo — McConnell. 
Paper — Results of the Reform Work 
in New York City" — Stevens. 
Declamation — Selected — Bush. 
News of the Week — Niman . 
Debate — "Resolved, That segregation is the best 

solution of the negro problem. Affirmative: 

Charleson; negative, Shumway. 

Mr. Stevens, in his paper, made some inter- 
esting statements about the fight against cor- 
ruption in city government in New York. He 
said that the recent defeat of Mayor Low was 
due to his own personal unpopularity rather than 
that of his cause, and that the election really did 
not show that the people wished to return to the 
old system. It was his opinion that the reform 
movements in New York and other cities within 
the last few years have shown that if the people 
of any city want good, clean government, it is 
not impossible for them to obtain it. 

The debate was won by Mr. Shumway, who 
supported the negative side of the question. It 
was an interesting number because of the opin- 
ions that it brought out, both in the debate itself 
and in the general discussion which followed. 

The members seemed inclined to believe that 
segregation, properly managed, would prove the 
best solution of the question, but the problem is 
one entirely too difficult and too vitally connected 
with the welfare of our country to be passed over 

The following is the program as 
presented last Monday evening : 
Devotional — Trowbridge. 
Declamation — Pales. 
Paper — "The Alumni of Athenaean 
Society" — Churchill. 
Impromptu Talks — Erskine, Howard. 
Debate — "Resolved, That the United States Sena- 
tors be elected by direct vote of the people." — 
Affirmative. Rath: negative, Wilson. 
Mr. Fales' declamation was listened to with a 
great deal of interest. 

The paper on "The Alumni of Athenaean So- 
ciety," by Mr. Churchill, was somewhat of a his- 
torical nature. The present members learned a 
great many facts concerning the former members 
of Athenaean. The paper not only gave incidents 
of their college careers, but told of their occupa- 
tions at the present time. All of them have been 
successful in their chosen professions, and many 
are well known to the Dusmess world. 

The subject of Mr .Erskine's impromptu talk 
was "The Street Car Strike in Chicago." Mr. 
Erskine gave reasons for the "walk-out" and gave 
the names of prominent men on both sides of the 
struggle.. The reason that this strike was more 
aggravating than others was that so many people 
were affected by it. He spoke of the vicious 
methods employed by the strikers, of the cars 
destroyed and the property demolished, all of 
which has alienated the sympathy of the masses 
from the strikers. The speaker affirmed that the 
labor troubles constantly occurring in Chicago are 
making capitalists and investors timid and caus- 
ing the removal of various manufacturing inter- 
ests to other cities. 

Mr. Howard spoke on "The Results of the Foot- 
ball Game Saturday." He told of the enthusiasm 
awakened by the game, o!' the splendid victory, 
of the chances of success at Monmouth, and he 
paid especial tribute to the football team, lie 
said that games like the one played on Farwell 
field Saturday did more to unite the men of the 
college than any other one thing. 

The debate was well contested and the judge 
decided in favor of the affirmative. 

A young man of Manitoba 

Went up to Miss Minne's papa, — 

And asked with a grin, 

"May I marry Min?" 
And you should have heard Minne ha! 


LAKE FOREST AGAIN VICTORIOUS. through right tackle. Goal was kicked hy Carter, 

leaving the score at the end of the half: Lake' 

Defeats Chicago Dental College in First «>ame Forest. 17; Chicago Dentals, 5. 

on New Farwell Field. 24-11. During the intermission, while the Lake Forest 

For the first time this year and in the first rooters were marching up and down the field cheer- 
game ever played on the new athletic field given ing and blowing tin horns, the Dental's coach 
to us by the late Senator Farwell, Lake Forest wa s giving his men some strong advice which 
football enthusiasts had the pleasure of seeing had its effect when the game again began. Lake 
their team in a college game. It certainly was Forest kicked off in the second half. Gradually, 
a pleasure and every one was an enthusiast. If but persistently, the Dents worked down the field, 
there was any one who could talk or sing on Erwin, their coach, making most of the gains 
Sunday morning he must have had a throat of lrom his Position at half back. He was finally 
iron. From little John Needham up to President sent over for their second touchdown, from which 
Harlan every one was cheering at the top of his Soal was kicked, making their score 11 points, 
voice. And there was good cause for it As in the first ha lt no sooner was this touch- 

We have seen the men that have been playing down made than Lake Forest began to gain, 
without support at Notre Dame. Northwestern with the same fierce Plunges, gaining at every 
and DePauw, charging down the field with the down . they advanced toward the Dents' goal line, 
shouts of college, alumni, school and Ferry Hall At the thirty-yard line Chicago took a brace, and 
to cheer them; if they could win away from home on the third down Carter attempted a place kick 
it must have been far easier to win Saturday with whicn went wild - Tne Dal1 was kicked out from 
the friendly shouts to urge them on. Every man the twenty-five-yard mark. Campbell caught it 
was in the game to do his best and succeeded. and returned it fifteen yards. Then the same 
To no one player can be given the credit for the charges began. The Dentals held for downs on 
victory; each one played brilliantly, and by the their ten-yard line, and, after attempting to ad- 
perfect team work was the game won. vance the ball by line plunges, on the third down. 

The first few minutes looked dubious for Lake sent Erwin back for a punt. But Slusher broke 

Forest. Blair of the Dents, by several Quick, through and tackled him back of the goal line, 

dashing runs, carried the ball over the line for scoring a safety touchdown for Lake Forest, 

a touchdown. Goal was not kicked. On the next A S ain the ball was kicked out. Carter fumbled 

kick-off Lake Forest received the ball on the lt - tnen recovered it. and by some of the prettiest 

twenty-five-yard line. After a few bucks in which dodging ever seen on a football field ran back 

from two to five yards were made each down, and Iortn through the entire Dental team for 

Yeomans suddenly broke through the line; a num- thirty-five yards, and would have made a touch- 

ber of the Dental men were pushed aside by Bur- dow n, but that the last man wnoni he hit caused 

rows and Carter, and then, with Carter beside him to lose his balance so that he fell. Only a 

him warding off the Dental fullback and the few minutes remained to play, but in that time 

other speedy Chicago men, "Red" ran seventy- Slusher was pushed over for the last touchdown, 

five yards for a touchdown. The crowd was wild Carter was so exhausted by his last run that he 

with joy. No one thought of looking to see if failed to kick soal, leaving the final score: Lake 

goal was kicked, but it was, and Career did it. Forest .24; Chicago Dental, 11. 

This run, or the knowledge that the Dents had The line-up: 

secured a touchdown, put new life into the team. Lake Forest Chicago Dental 

Slusher, Black, Yeomans and Charleston went Chapman C Housman 

through the line, or over it, five to ten yards Bloom R.G McArthur 

at a time. Before the Dents had recovered from fSS.'.V/.V.VRT/.V.V.V.-.-.-.V.-^ffiSi 

one shock Campbell had passed the ball back for Charleson L.T Erwin-Vahue 

another run. Burrows had an opening every Carter R.E Melaik 

time for Slusher to make a gain; if there wasn't Burrows-McCrea. L.E Ryan 

a hole Dale would jump over; nothing could stop Black & R H Balrd 

them. In fifteen minutes after the first kick-off Jamieson L.H.. ....... .....Ladue-Erwin 

Slusher was sent over for the second touchdown. Slusher F.B Sayler 

Carter missed goal, the ball striking the post and Touchdowns: Slusher (2), Black, Yeomans, 

glancing aside Baird, Erwin. Goals from touchdown: Carter 

By the same methods, but with somewhat more £)' ^T^l T S T afe - ty touchdown: Slusher. 

Referee — Jones. Umpire — Ross. Head linesman — 

opposition, another touchdown was soon scored. Stark. Timekeeper— Scott. Time of halves: 30 

Black making the last eight yards on a buck and 25 minutes. 


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payable to the Business Manager. 

All other correspondence should be addressed to the Editor. 
Contributions from students and alumni are very much 

Previous numbers of The Stentor and all exchanges are on 
file in the office. You are invited to read them. 

Entered at the post-office at Lake Forest 111., as second-class 

Directory of Student Organizations. 

Athletic Association— President, Prof. R. H. McKee; Secre- 
tary, E. S. Scott. 

Football— Manager, W. N. Carter; Captain, Fermar T. Black. 

Baseball— Manager, Arthur W. Campbell; Captam, T. Edgar 

Indoor Baseball— Captain, O. S. Thompson. 

Tennis Association— President, Lowell H. Beach ; Secretary, 
Chas. Cobb. 

Y. M. C. A.— President, George Cromley; Secretary, L. C. 

Y. W. C. A. — President, Vida Graham ; Secretary, Belle J. 

On account of Thanksgiving Day there will be 
no edition of the Stentor next week. 

So many protests have come from persons of 
authority that, at a meeting of the board of edi- 
tors last Friday, it was decided that It would be 
best and most consistent to return to the estab- 
lished method of capitalization. 

Last year the remark was often made that 
there was little college spirit in Lake Forest; it 
may have been said again the first of this yeari 
by some of the old students who were la- 
boring under the old delusions. The remark has 
not been heard for a long time. Any last lingering 
germs of pessimism ran away to die last Satur- 
day when they heard the cheering at the game, 
the horns, the ringing bells, the speeches around 

the bonfire at Lois Durand Hall and all the other 
sounds of jollification on and about the campus. 

Last year, too was heard the question, ."Where 
are you going next year?" A mistaken notion that 
Lake Forest was dead, had possession of many of 
the students and alumni. It would be like hunting 
for a needle in a haystack to attempt to find any 
one now of that opinion. The college is alive, very 
much alive, and every one is hopeful, nay enthu- 
siastic, over the look into the future. 

It is hard to say just what have been the caus- 
es that have effected this change. When the 
new student movement" was inaugurated last 
spring, the students, alumni and friends of the 
institution united with the faculty in securing 
names, in using influence that has increased the 
enrollment over one-third, then college spirit be- 
gan to grow and thrive. Of the seventy new stu- 
dents, over thirty were secured by undergradu- 
ates, about twenty by alumni of the .college, 
This personal interest and work done in behalf 
of the alma mater has endeared the college toi 
the workers and has increased their faith in its 
future prosperity. 

The many letters, circulars and personal ap- 
peals to the alumni by Professor Bridgman have 
also had their effect. Whereas, last year there 
were only thirteen subscriptions to The Stentor. 
already sixty alumni are reading it each week 
and it is safe to predict that the list will have 
reached the hundred mark before next June. 
This is due almost entirely to the efforts of this 
one member of the faculty. And the influence 
is far reaching. Every old student brought again 
into touch with the weekly life of the college 
means aid, of voice, of hand, of money, to its wel- 

Improvement in the department of Oratory, 
some unconscious infusion of the true Princeton 
spirit, victories in athletics, the daily gathering 
of all the students in Chapel, — all of these have 
united in creating or reviving a healthy college 
spirit . "Knocking" is a thing of the past; "boost- 
ing" has taken its place. The spirit of discontent 
is gone; now when students gather in their rooms, 
it is not to find fault, but to plan for higher and 
better things that are fast being brought to ful- 
fillment. Success to the plans and faithful efforts 
for dear Lake Forest! 

The victory Saturday was a very opportune 
celebration of "Prexy's" birthday. The team, 
accompanied by other students, was addressed by 
the President from the second balcony of the 
house, and afterward entertained in the drawing- 
room — all at a late hour Saturday night. 




La grippe had Lewis, '07, for a day or two last 

Chapman's friend Cameron from the P. and S. 
paid him a visit Sunday. 

Mr. Daum of Ottumwa, la., visited his daugh- 
ter on Friday and Saturday. 

Preston and Shedden, ex-'03, visited old friends 
here Saturday and Sunday. 

Miss Mabel McClenahan of Chicago spent Sun- 
day with her sister at Lois Durand hall. 

Calling afternoon at Lois Durand Hall has been 
changed from Thursday to Wednesday. 

Miss McCrea of Indianapolis spent several days 
of last week with Miss Lila Allison at Lois Dur- 
and Hall. 

The week of prayer was observed last week 
by the Y. W. C .A., a short programme being held 
each noon. 

Most of the spectators were "suited" with the 
two runs made by-Yeomans and Carter in Satur- 
day's game. 

Mr. and Mrs. David L. Fairchild of Chicago vis- 
ited Miss Miriam Washburne at Lois Durand Hall 
on Saturday. 

Lost — A pair of eyeglasses in a black leather 
case. Finder please return to Miss Miriam Wash- 
burne, Lois Durand Hall. 

President Harlan preached to the students at 
vespers Sunday from the text, "Their works do 
follow them." Rev., 14:13. 

Miss Emma Stewart and Miss Grace Cowgill, 
from Jacksonville, visited the Misses William- 
son at Lois Durand Hall over Sunday. 

Two brothers of Bell, '03, were here Saturday 
visiting their brother and gaining good impres- 
sions of Lake Forest as a place to study. 

Book store, to Cromley, who had been protest- 
ing against overcharge: "Was it itemized, ink?" 
George: "No, it was fountain pen ink — that bot- 
tle there." 

Miss Florence Wallace of Chicago Heights, a 
student at Northwestern University, visited over 
Sunday at Lois Durand Hall with her friend. 
Miss Frances Davis. 

In his enthusiasm over the double victory of 
Princeton and Lake Forest Mr. MacDonald 
chered so much Saturday that he lost his voice. 
His classes enjoyed a holiday in consequence. 

Miss Mabel Ellis, Mr. Howard Ellis, Mr. Walter 
McCowatt and Mr. Oliver Thompson, all of Ra- 
venswood, visited Miss Helen McCarroll and Miss 
Fay Mclntire at Lois Durand Hall on Sunday. 

Burrows, '06, had the second vertebra of his 
spine displaced in Saturday's game and replaced 
Sunday by Dr. Craven of Evanston. He is im- 
proving, but will be obliged to stop playing ball 
for a time. 

Miss Mary Jackson entertained at dinner on 
Saturday evening in honor of her friends, Miss 
Brown and Miss Madge Brown of Chicago. Miss 
Grace Stowell, Mr. Clarence Diver and Mr. Cut- 
ter of Chicago were guests. 

The junior class has placed on the campus be- 
fore College Hall a bench sixteen feet long and 
three wide, with legs sunk into the ground, made 
of pine planks, heated during the winter by "hot 
air" and to be painted with the class colors, blue 
and white. 

A genuine enthusaism meeting was held Friday 
evening, where speeches — made by members of 
the team, students from the college and school, 
masters and professors — and real old-time cheer- 
ing, did much to create a wholesome spirit for the 
game Saturday. 

There will be a Thanksgiving sale of cakes, can- 
dles, pies, etc., on Wednesday, November 25, from 
2 until 6 o'clock at the residence of Mrs. McEl- 
wee (on the Lake Front Park and north of Mrs. 
C. B. Farwell's), for the benefit of the Lake For- 
est Episcopal Church. 

Miss Alice Kelley of Cedar Falls, la., who has 
been visiting In Lake Forest at the home of her 
cousin, Miss Lucile French, has accepted a posi- 
tion in the Lake Forest High School. Miss Kel- 
ley has been for some time a student at Columbia 
University, New York. 

Richard H. Crozier, '93, of St. Joseph, Mo., 
President of the Lake Forest Alumni Association, 
visited the Campus on Tuesday and Wednesday 
of this week. He called on President Harlan and 
talked with several of the professors and students. 
Mr. Crozier's warm loyalty for his Alma Mater 
prompts many such visits every year. He keeps 
In close touch with the affairs of the college and 
is an enthusiastic worker among our alumni for 
the institution's progress and welfare. 

The proposed constitution of the Athletic Asso- 
ciation has been posted on the bulletin board at 
College Hall. There are several changes from 
the customs that have controlled the actions of 
the board of control in the past, and the commit- 
tee desires that every student read carefully each 
article so that the final vote taken by the student 
body in mass meeting may be mature and sane. 
What is decided at this meeting soon to occur 
will doubtless stand for all time, and there must 
be no hasty and ill-advised voting. 




"The king! The king! Where is the king?" 
shouted half a dozen baboons at the tops of their 
voices, as they came jumping into the grove in 
wild excitement. 

"Three homines have Josie Monk looking 
through a turned-around window, and if we don't 
find the king in a hurry they'll have her caught. 
Don't any of you babs know where King Rajah 

"Back to the cocoanut!" shouted several, and 
off went the excited crowd toward the middle of 
the grove. 

"There he is," yelled Jock Boon, pointing to a 
hammock in the top of a cocoanut tree. "Who'll 
tell him?" 

"You go, Jock," said Ape Gorril. "You saw him 

Everybody agreed, and up the tree went Jock, 
shaking it so furiously in his hurry that King 
Rajah was almost spilled out of his hammock and 
was a little bit gruff. 

"What's the matter wtih you babs now?" he 
growled glaring at the intruder. Jock bowed to 
the limb, and attaching himself firmly to the 
trunk of the tree to help steady his nerves, he 
began his terrible news. 

"O Noble King! O Honorable King!" 

"Cut it out!" howled Rajah, becoming angry at 
the intrusion. "What do you want?" 

"O Mighty King," continued Jock, "Josie Monk 
has fallen through a window over in the oiiade 
of the palms, and is looking through at herself 
from the other side. Three of the generes homi- 
nes are slowly stalking toward her, and if she is 
not soon rescued she will surely be kidnaped. 
Oh! Only King, we pray thee, make haste!" 

"To the woods, my brave babs, and arm your- 
selves with shells!" shouted the king. 

No sooner was the order given than the throng 
of baboons broke for the woods, and in a very 
short time they were all back at the palace, ex- 
cep'ing Mon Key, who had been sent forward as 

King Rajah descended to the level and, placing 
himself at the head of his well armed troops, he 
led the march toward the palms. When half way 
there they were met by Mon Key, who straight- 
way made known to him that the homines had 
just thrown a thin rattan lattice work over Josie 
Monk and that she was struggling fiercely to free 

"Forward! Double quick!" ordered King Ra- 
jah, and the baboons advanced on the bound. At 
the edge of the grove they beheld Miss Monk, 
overpowered by the three homines and being 

borne by them to the tall grass. The warwhoop 
sounded, and Rajah, followed by his mighty army, 
set out in pursuit of the thieves. 

The homines, seeing that it was useless to 
try to escape with their prize, dropped her on the 
grass and took to their hind legs. 

The rescuing party soon reached Josie Monk 
and freed her from the rattan . 

"Take this rattan," commanded the king, "and 
bring back those homines, dead or alive." 

Ape Gorril took the rattan and calling to half 
a dozen babs, started after the bandits. The rest 
of the party remained with the king and Josie, 
and there was much rejoicing on the way home 
over her happy return. At the edge of the grove 
they were met by the ladies. All gathered about 
Josie and sang that old, but justly appropriate 
song, "Josie, don' go way no' mo'!" 

On reaching the camp King Rajah invited Miss 
Monk to the palace, and they ascended the cocoa 
nut tree together, while the remaining citizens 
were left standing in happy groups, discussing the 
afternoon's episode. 

Shortly before dusk the tambourine sounded, 
summoning the baboons to the foot of the palace. 
When they were all gathered King Rajah with 
smiling face descended to the first limb and an- 
nounced to the throng his engagement to Josie 
Monk. A boisterous cheering greeted the an- 
nouncement ,but was quickly hushed as the Rajah 
stretched out his hand. 

"I have just received a leaf from Ape Gorril," 
said he, "saying that he and his party are return- 
ing with the three homines and will be here by 
moonrise. Let us prepare for a great feast in 
celebration of the rescue and engagement of 
Josie Monk." 

The sweet strains of "You Are my Baboon 
Queen," broke out from the entire audience, and 
at its close all scampered to their hammocks tj» 
prepare themselves for the night's jubilee. 


Y. W.'C. A. FAIR. 

The Y. W. C. A. will give its annual Thanksgiv- 
ing fair at the college gymnasium on the after- 
noon and evening of Saturday, November 21, from 
2 to 5 and from 7 to 10. There will be a Japanese 
booth and a Dutch booth, where characteristic re- 
freshments will be served. Then, of course, the 
candy booth and the icecream booth and cake 
booth must be mentioned, and last, but not least, 
there will be a gorgeous display of Lake Forest 
banners of all sizes and kinds and with prices 
adapted to pocketbooks of any degree of fatness. 
Everybody come. 



Mrs. David spent Sunday with her daughter. 

Olive Hanna spent Saturday with Leila David. 

The Sigma Phi sorority gave a dinner on Fri- 

Miss Foote, a former science teacher, called on 

Mrs. McDuffee and Miss McDuffee spent Sun- 
day with Miss Florence. 

Miss Pickett gave a talk on Pere Marquette 
to the Woman's Club last Friday. 

Miss Edith Kumison, who was a student here 
last year, is calling on old friends. 

On Friday evening we shall have a dramatic 
recital of Shakespeare's "King Lear" by Mr. S. 
H. Clark of the University of Chicago. 

Some of the teachers attended the educational 
conference of the academies and high schools 
affiliating or co-operating with the University of 

Thursday evening Miss Sargent, aided by the 
seniors .entertained her Sunday school class at 
dinner. The table was tastefully decorated in 
autumn leaves and yellow roses. Each guest car 
ried away a rose as a souvenir. After dinner 
the party visited Smith Hall and looked both at 
the new and old pictures. Returning to Ferry 
Hall parlors they enjoyed, a short conversation 
until the study hour hell rang. 

Oh, the ringing of the bell, Breakfast Bell; 
What a world of woe and misery its echo doth 

When you're in the midst of dreamland 
And you haven't heard the gong. 

And you hurry 

And you worry — 
For it's wrong, wrong, wrong 

To he late. 


The juniors gave one of the affairs of the sea- 
son last Friday evening, at which, in the spacious 
amusement rooms in Smith Hall, made cozy by 
dainty touches of artistic fingers, the faculty was 
entertained at flinch. There were seven tables, 
and Miss Huntington distinguished herself as 
champion, receiving the first prize, a dozen red 
roses. Miss Ruth Wells, not having scored at 
all, naturally received the booby, a bottle of shoe 
polish, with the interesting announcement, "If 
you cannot shine at the head shine at the foot." 
After the prizes were given Miss Bruen, with 
Miss Sargent, led the party into the next room, 
where dainty refreshments were served. Every- 
where the juniors' colors were in evidence, and 
'neath the rosy glow of the red electric light 

io 5 

Miss Sargent cut the famous cake on which 
the juniors even presumed to link their name 
with that of the faculty. This is the first time 
the faculty has been entertained, and it was quite 
amusing to notice that they exhibited traits very 
much like exuberant school girls. 


Lawrence Takes Xegative Side of Question Sub- 
mitted — Lake Forest Joins Oratorical 
League — Illinois Wishes to Debate. 

From the Department of Debate and Oratory 
come the following announcements: 

Appleton, Wis., Nov. 10, 1903. 

The Oratorical League of Lawrence University 
requests me to write that Lawrence takes the 
negative side of the question: "Resolved, That 
the principle of referendum be introduced into 
our governmental system." 

Sincerely yours, 
Secretary of Oratorical League. 

Mr. Lewis has sent an answer to the secretary 
of the Northern Intercollegiate Oratorical League 
accepting the invitation to Lake Forest to join. 
The league consists of Wheaton, Northwestern 
and Lombard Colleges. The annual contest will 
be held this year at Wheaton. First prize is f\ 
full-year scholarship to the Illinois College of 
Law; the second prize is ten dollars. 

An invitation from Illinois College to renew de- 
bating relations is being considered, and doubt- 
less a question will soon be forwarded to the 
Jacksonville debaters for choice of sides. 


Dr. McClure preached Sunday morning from 
the text, "For I have not shunned to declare unto 
you all the counsel of God," Acts 20:27, having 
read Ezek. ,33, as the scriptural lesson. He said 
that, though he knew of no minister who shuns 
to speak the whole truth to his congregation, yet 
each one has some peculiar idea which he thinks 
should be constantly presented and emphasized, 
and so perhaps neglects for the time being other 
things of importance. But when one looks over 
the time of a long pastorate, he said, it is seen 
that the minister has not neglected "to declare the 
whole counsel of God," having waited his time 
to emphasize each separate idea. He mentioned 
two methods of preaching — the method that irri- 
tates, advocated by some on the ground that Christ 
always condemned wrong in no equivocal lang- 
uage — and the reasonable method. He approved 
the latter, since Christ, being infallible, was the 
only one who could employ the former. The 
"counsel of God" was said to be that each person 
is a sinner, diseased in his whole nature, and in 
need of repentance; that out of his repentance 
must come a purpose extending throughout his 
whole natuere, to make his life conform to the 
divine will even down to very little matters of 




Hilton's brother was visiting him Saturday' and 

W. G. Kennedy, '02, Haines, ex-'05, and Leas, 
ex-'03, were out to the Dent game Saturday. 

We have a new student from Culver, by name 
George Vauter. He will enter the third form. 

Gaddis' knee continues to improve, but he is 
still unable to get around without assistance. 

Ray Vincent spent Saturday and Sunday "at 
home on the farm" near Odell. He plowed sev- 
eral acres during that time. 

The last cross-country runs will be held this 
week, and the last football games are being 
played today. East House wins the champion- 
ship by a good margin, but the contest between 
Remsen and Durand for second place is very 

A Chinaman touring the Nile, 
Said: "The Sphinx is no doubt all the style; 

But yonder there be 

Other ruins, I see; 
So I'll peer-amid those for a while. 

— Exchange. 

At a meeting of the Academic League held 
at the Great Northern Hotel Saturday afternoon 
University High School (formerly South Side 
Academy) protested the game which it lost to 
Northwestern, on the ground that one of the 
Purple players was a student in Northwestern 
University and therefore ineligible to the academy 
team. The protest was allowed after a somewhat 
protracted sitting. The game will be played at 
Lake Forest (neutral ground) on Saturday, De- 
cember 5. Mr. Sloane and Oughton represented 
Lake Forest School at the meeting. 


By provisions in the will of the late Gordon 
McKay of Newport, R. I„ Harvard will receive 

At the University of Wisconsin it is expected 
that student dormitories will soon be erected. 

An annual event at the University of Minnesota 
is a freshman-sophomore spelling match. 

The Univeristy of Pennsylvania is issuing a 
catalogue printed in Spanish, to be distribute! 
among South American schools. 

Cornell pensions her professors at the age of 
seventy with $1,500 a year. Four professors will 
come under the conditions this year. 

The Yale Foreign Missionary society has an- 
nounced its plans for the establishment of a uni- 
versity in China, which will take Yale for its 

For the benefit of the students' building fund 
a college song book has been issued by a repre- 
sentative committee of alumnae and students of 
Bryn Mawr. 

Because it would be in opposition to the policy 
of the founders to advertise the university, the 
faculty at Stanford University has refused to send 
any exhibit from the university to the St. Louis 

Of the senators in the Ffty-eighth congress 
which is to meet this fall, fifty-eight are college 
graduates. Of the congressmen ^15 out of 382 
are college men. 

The department of physical culture at the com- 
ing St. Louis exposition is planning to make ath- 
letic contests a prominent feature of the fair. A 
gymnasiuip has been erected upon the exposition 
site, also a stadium with a seating capacity of 

The annual debate between Cornell and the 
University of Pensylvania will be hell in Phila- 
delphia Dec. 18 upon the question: "Resolved, 
That aside from the question of amending the 
constittuion it is desirable that ihe regulating 
power of Congress should be extended over all 
corporations whose capitalization exceeds 

William F. Durand has been appointed acting 
director of Sibley College at Cornell in Place of 
the late Professor Thurston. Dr. Durand is sec- 
retary of the Sibley faculty ind principal of the 
graduate school of marine eng'r.eering. The stu- 
dents of the college have vote! to have a bronze 
memorial tablet in memory of Dr. Thurston. 

The last of the new dormitories to be completed 
at the University of Pennsylvania is to be named 
the Robert Morris House as a memorial to the 
"financier of the revolution," who was a trustee 
of the College of Philadelphia, now tie University 
of Pennsylvania .The building is a gift from El- 
len Wain Harrison, wife of Provost Harrison and 
a great grand-daughter of Robert Morris. 


The first concert by the Apollo club will be 
given Monday, Nov. 30, at the Auditorium. "Light 
of Life," by Edward Elgar, and "King Olaf," by 
Carl Busch, will be the programme presented. 
The soloists will be Miss Shannah Cumming, so- 
prano; Mrs. Marie White Longman, contralto; 
George Hamlin, tenor; and William Howland, 
barytone. This great chorus of four hundred 
voices will be further assisted by the Chicago 
Orchestra, with William Middleschute at the pipe 
organ. s 




In returning the blank form sent out, rather 
pertinaciously, it may seem, a former student 
writes: "I hope you will pardon my seeming in- 
difference in filling out and returning the blanks, 
which you have sent me. I feel that my life 
has been so uneventful that there is little to send 
you, but I have so much appreciated hearing the 
barest facts concerning school friends of whom 
I have heard nothing for many years that I am 
willing to add my little." Let us hope that many 
others who withhold their answer for this or 
other reasons, will sacrifice their own preference 
for the benefit of the many. We receive many 
pleasant words of approval of the alumni column, 
but would remind our readers that their interest 
depends, in the long run, upon the frequency 
with which old students send in all available news 
items about themselves and each others. 

The serial record this week covers the class 
of 1888 and others first enrolled in the catalogue 
of 1884-5. 

Class of 1888. 

Anderson, Mary. Ph. B.. '88. Married 1895 to 
George Findlay. Son: James Anderson Findlay, 
1896. Mrs. Findlay died on January 15th, 1897. 

Benedict, Sidney A., B. A., '88. Instructor in 
chemistry in Lake Forest 1888-90. Employed in 
paper making in Neenah, Appleton, and De Pere, 
Wis., 1890-99. Wholesale paper business in Chi- 
cago since 1899. Married: 1900 to Miss Eliza- 
beth Sutton, class of '88, Ferry Hall. Daughier: 
Lois, Aug. 1, 1903. Address: 1175 Sheridan road, 

Davies. Llewellyn James, 1884-8, B. A. Taught 
in Beloit Academy, 1888-9. Studied at Hartford 
Theological Seminary 1889-91 and at McCormick 
1891-2. Missionary under Presbyterian Board of 
Foreign Missions, at Chinanfu, Province of Shan- 
tung, China, 1892-9. In America on furlough 
1899-1900. Returned to China in 1901 and served 
temporarily as principal of a school for boys at 
Cheefoo. In 1902 was placed in charge of the 
Presbyterian Mission at Tsingtan. Shantung 
Province. Author of "Stirring Facts," an ad- 
dress on China; "The Taming of the Dragon," 
and various other articles. Married : August. 
1892, to Miss Helen Goodsill of Grant City, Mo. 
Son, Paul Winfred, deceased. Address: Tsing- 
tan, Shantung Province, No. China. 

French, Calvin H., B. A.. '88. Spent three 
years at Union Theological Seminary; M. A. in 
course, '91. D. D. Wooster University, 1900. 
Pastor of the Presbyterian Church, Scotland, S. 
D., 1891-'9S. Principal Scotland Academy 1897- 

98. President Huron College, Huron, S. D., since 
1898. Married: 1897, to Miss Anna Long, a grad- 
uate of Amity College. Children: Robert Calvin, 
1899; Ralph Voorhees, 1902. Address: Huron, 
S. D. 

Hyde, Edmund Harris, B. A., '88. Spent two 
years at McCormick Theological Seminary. In 
1891 was sent by the Presbyterian Board of Sun- 
day School Work to Wyoming as a S. S. mission- 
ary. On arrival there he was at once stricken 
with typhoid fever and sent home; died 19th of 
May, 1892. His purpose was to go to China as 
a missionary. 

Johnstone, William W., B. A. '88. Studied the- 
ology at McCormick. Ordained by the Presby- 
tery of Rock River at Fulton, 111., 1891. Supplied 
Presbyterian church at Geneseo, 111., three years; 
pastor Tipton, la., 1894-1900. Pastor River For- 
est, 1111., since 1900. Married: 1892 to Miss An- 
niefred Ensign, L. F. class of '91. Children: Mar- 
garet, 1895; Frederick Ensign, 1897; William W., 
Jr., 1899. Address: River Forest, 111. 

Nourse, Edward E., B. A. '88. Studied theology 
at Hartford Seminary. Spent two years at Bay- 
field, Wis., then returned to Hartford for a post- 
graduate course; 1893-4 at Hartford and 1894-5 
at University of Jena, Germany. Pastor Congre- 
gational church, Berlin, Conn., 1S94-8; since 
then has held the chair of Biblical theology in 
Hartford Seminary. Now also in charge of Bibli- 
cal instruction at Mt. Holyok'e College. Married: 
1891, Miss Etta Fay Silvernail. Children: Helen 
Isabel, 1892; Edward Fenn, 1894; Harvey Zenos, 
1896; Ralph Carver, 1897. Address: Hartford 
Theological Seminary, Hartford, Conn. 

Wells, Edwin Silas, Jr., B. A.. '88. Exchange 
clerk with Merchants' Loan and Trust Company 
until 1891. Since then in business department of 
Chciago Daily News. Now advertising represen- 
tative throughout the West. Married: 1900, Miss 
Bertha M. Bangs of Carroll, Iowa, a graduate of 
Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa. Son: Edwin 
S. Wells, 1902. Address: Lake Forest. 

Wise, William Grant, B. A. '88. Studied law; 
now practicing in Chicago. Married: 1890, Miss 
Elizabeth Dewey of Lake Forest, 111. Address: 
95 Clark street, Chicago. 

Up to the present time we have 110 report 

Boggs. Rev. John J„ Canton, China. 
Wilson, Miss Jane S., 185 West 81st street, New 
York City. 

Barr, (Horn) Mary C, 1884-5. Graduated from 
Purdue university; degree of B. S. Taught in 
high schools at Beloit, Wis., and Ligonier, 



Ind. Taught Latin and Greek in Westminster 
seminary, Port Wayne, Ind. Married: 1894 to 
George P. Horn of La Payette, Ind. 

Bergen, Lloyd Moss, 1884-6. Studied medicine 
at Rush Medical College, Chicago. Won first 
place on competitive examination as interne at 
Presbyterian Hospital, Chicago. Has practiced 
medicine continuously in Highland Park, 111., for 
the past fourteen years; surgeon for C. <fc 
N. W. Ry. Co., C. & M. Elec. Ry. Co., Railroad 
Home for Disabled Employees. Ex-Pres. Lake 
County Medical Society. Married in 1892 to Miss 
Agnes A. McParlane, St. Mary's College, 111. 
Children: Kathleen Mary Bergen, 1893; Lloyd 
Vanderveer, 1895. Has contributed medical arti- 
cles from time to time to various professional 
journals. Address: Highland Park, 111. 

Boyd (Chalfant), Louise H. 1884-5. Graduated 
from Park College, Mo. Valedictorian of class 
of '87. In the autumn of 1887, went to North 
China as a missionary under the Presbyterian 
Board of Foreign Missions. Married in. 1888 to 
Rev. Wm. P. Chalfant, a graduate of La Fayette 
College, class of '81 and Western Theological 
Seminary, class of '84, who had been located for 
three years at Chinanfu. Children: George 
Boyd, 1S89; died 1892; Wiliam Bergen, 1891; 
Cecil Edward, 1892; Can- Allan Boyd, 1895; 
George Archibald Stewart, 1899; all born at 
Ichowfu, China. Mrs, Chalfant left China in 
1900 on account of ill health and took up lier resi- 
dence at Pasadena, Cal., where she died June 
8th, 1903. 

Brinkerhoff, John Hawley, 1884-5. Investment 
broker, Springfield, 111. Married in 1889 to Miss 
Georgie Leslie Freeman of Springfield, 111., a 
graduate of Mt. Auburn Institute, Cincinnati, and 
Park Institute, Chicago. Children: George Nor- 
man, 1895; John Williams, 189S. 

Farwell (Winston) Grace, 1884-5. Married 
Dudley Winston, a graduate of Yale, class of 
'SG. Son: Charles Farwell, 1891. Mr. Winston 
died in 1900. Address: 99 Pierson street, Chicago. 

Morrison, William T.. 1884. Graduated from 
Hanover College, class of '86. A. M. from College 
of New Jersey, '88. Has since studied mental 
philosophy, political science and law. Clerk in 
the governmental service, Washington, D. C. 
Address: Care Pension Office, Washington, D. C. 

We can report the addresses of the following: 

Kaye, Rev. James R., Ph. D., Lincoln, 111. 

We have no information about the following, 
whose collegiate address is given: 

Cabeen, James W., Milwaukee, Wi.s 

Chambers, Alfred, Charleston, 111. Deceased. 

McLaughlin, Josiah S., Newark, N. J. 



C. H. Carpenter, who was in the academy and 
college in the years 1877-80, is now secretary of 
the Western Cottage Piano and Organ company, 
with factories at Ottawa, 111. 

W. H. Hulbert recently put his training in 
Athenaean to the test in an address to the vet- 
erans of the 117th Illinois Regiment, in which his 
father was a captain, upon the subject, "The In- 
fluence of the Veterans of the Civil War Upon the 
Young Men of the Nation." 

Hiram Gillespie, who was in college here for 
a few months in the autumn of 1895, is now an in- 
structor in the classics in Doane college, Creta, 
Neb. ,taking the place of a professor who is absent 
on leave. The fuller account of his experiences 
since leaving Lake Forest must be postponed to 
the "regular order." 


Margaret Elder, who spent the year 1899-1900 
in Lake Forest ,and who was graduated at Woos- 
ter this summer, is teaching at Mapleton, Minn. 

H. L. Bird successfully passed the last state bar 
examination at Springfield and has been licensed 
by the Supreme court to practice law. For the 
present, however, he will retain his position as 
paymaster of the City of Chicago. It should also 
be added that there recently came into Mr. Bird's 
household a candidate for Lois Hall in 1920 or 
thereabouts, in the person of a daughter, Eliza- 


Alice Keener has recently returned from Eu- 
rope, where she has spent the spring and sum- 
mer in study and travel. 


A gingerbread man of Wilmette 
Went walking one day in the wet, — 

But his ginger-bread feet 

Got stuck to the street. 
And he's standing there yet in Wilmette. 

There was an old man of Altoona 
Who said that his wife was a luna- 

But before he said "tic" 

She had taken a brick, — 
And now he is taking Peruna. 

There was once a passionate fly 
Who loved a young lady of Rye; — 
But she treated him badly, 
So he looked at her sadly, 
Then flew down her windpipe, to die. 

The S ten tor. 

Vol. XVIII. 

Lake Forest, III., December 3, 1903. 

No. 10 


In the Fastest, Cleanest Contest of the Season. 
Monmouth Is Defeated. '£'£ to 12. 

At Monmouth, Thanksgiving day, the Lake 
Forest football team proved that the confidence 
in its ability to win has not been misplaced. The 
victory over Monmouth College by the decisive 
score of 22 to 12 establishes the position of Lake 
Forest among the leaders in Western collegiate 
football. Having won every game except that 
with Notre Dame University which is admitted 
to be a strong rival of Chicago and Northwestern, 
and having played the team to a standstill in the 
first half, the eleven went to Monmouth, confi- 
dent of another victory. Even in the face of a 
score of 12 to 6 against them at the end of the 
first half, they were not discouraged, and by the 
same strong finish that has brought success in 
all the later games of the year, they pushed Mon" 
mouth down the field for three touchdowns and 
victory in the second half. 

The day was clear and sunshiny but the 
rawness of the wind made it unpleasant both for 
spectators and players. To this, perhaps, may 
be laid the scores of Monmouth, for the inclem- 
ent weather has made out of door practice impos- 
sible at Lake Forest during the last week, — and 
gymnasium work is not the best preparation for 
a hard football game. After the men had be- 
come warmed up. the good physical condition and 
endurance and the speed which has character- 
ized the playing all through the year was more 
than equal to the superior weight of the Mon- 
mouth team. 

In the first half Lake Forest kicked off to Mon- 
mouth. The ball was run back to the forty-yard 
line before being downed. Monmouth tried to ad- 
vance by linebucks, but was unable to gain and 
therefore attempted to kick. The ball was passed 
poorly and was missed by Pringle. who, however, 
secured it and went back five yards, thinking 
that this distance was sufficient to make up the 
twenty-yard loss necessary to keep the ball from 
first down. It proved to be only seventeen,- and 
consequently the ball went to Lake Forest. On 
line plunges Black and Slusher easily crossed the 

line for a touchdown. McCrea kicked goal, mak- 
ing the score: Lake Forest 6; Monmouth 0. 

Monmouth again received the kick-off and re- 
turned the ball to the center of the field. By long, 
easy gains they rushed it up the field and scored 
their first touchdown. Goal was kicked, tieing 
the score: Lake Forest G; Monmouth 6. 

Carter, for Lake Forest, received the next 
kick-off and ran through the Monmouih team 
until but one man remained between him and the 
goal line. This man did not catch him but threw 
him off his balance, making it possible for anoth- 
er Monmouth man to tackle him from behind. 
From here Lake Forest advanced by short gains 
to Monmouth's forty-yard line where the ball was 
lost on a fumble. Monmouth was unable to make 
its distance and attempted a drop-kick. The 
ball did not reach the goal posts, but, on account 
of the sun, it was fumbled and a Monmouth man 
secured it on the five yard line. Monmouth carried 
it over in two downs and again kicked goal. 
Shortly after the next kick-off, time was called 
for the first half, with the score: Monmouth 12; 
Lake Forest G. 

If Coach Herschberger had been present, un- 
doubtedly the Lake Forest players would have 
received a strong lecture during the intermission, 
but in his absence, they thought of what he 
would have said, and went into the game in the 
second half determined to play the opposing team 
off its feet, — and they succeeded. 

Lake Forest received the kick-off and by long, 
steady gains rushed the ball down the field. 
Campbell was in the midst of every play but 
shouted his signals from the bottom of the heap 
and, before Monmouth's slower men were lined 
up, had passed the ball back for another 
line-buck, almost every one of which gained the 
necessary five yards. . In turns Slusher, Black, 
Yeomans, and McCrea plunged through and over 
the line for the second touchdown. Goal was 
missed, leaving Monmouth still in the lead, 12-11. 

On the kick-off Monmouth returned the ball to 
the forty-yard line. On a fake quarterback run 
ten yards more were gained. Shortly after this 
they were forced to punt. Lake Forest secured 
the ball and immediately began another triumph- 


al march to the Monmouth goal line, which was munication in which are set forth the reasons 

reached in short order. Again goal was missed, on which those objections rested. 

but Lake Forest was in the lead 16-12. In view of the discussion in The Stentor, the 

The Monmouth men had not yet lost their fight- following inquiries were addressed to Professors 

ing spirit and made a last attempt to cross the Kttredge and Wendell, the distinguished teachers 

Lake Forest line. They received the kick-offi of English at Harvard University: 

and ran back twenty yards. By slow gains they "(1) Would you write 'Harvard University' or 

advanced up the held, Lake Forest disputing ev- 'Harvard university'? 

ery foot. Twice they retained the ball by but a (2) If in any given educational combination 
lew inches. It was a magnificent rally but it was there were a college and a school, and you wished 
futile. At the ten yard line they had to give up. In to distinguish clearly between the two parts of 
three downs Lake Forest yielded but two of th<3 the same institution, would you write 'the Col- 
five yards and secured the ball. Only at this lege' and 'the School' or 'the college' and 'the 
point did Monmouth lose courage. Lake Forest school'?" 

again advanced down the field, Black running A corresponding note was addressed to the other 

the last forty-five yards for the final touchdown. professors and writers mentioned below. The 

Carter kicked goal and the score was: Lake For- replies are as follows: 

est 22; Monmouth 12. Immediately after the The numbers (1) and (2) in the replies corre- 

next kick-off Referee Bell called the game on ac- spond in each case to the numbers of the 

count of darkness. tions mentioned above. 

The game was a clean, friendly contest George L. Kittredge, Professor of English. Har- 

throughout, the officials finding it necessary to vard University: 

inflict but three penalties. All of the Lake For- (1) "I would use the capital U, because 'Uni- 

est players unite in praise of the gentlemanly con- versify' is a part of the name and therefore 

duct of the Monmouth men and of the excellent stands on the same footing as 'Smith' in John Q. 

treatment which was received during their stay Smith. The principle that proper names begin 

in Monmouth. with capitals applies here. 

The lineup: (2) If 'school' and 'college' form part of the 

Lake Forest. Monmouth. name of the institution, capitals would be nat- 

Chapman C ' St. Clair ural." 

Bloom R.G Brooks a *.- .„ . ^. , ■ , „ ., 

Slusher I C h 11 illustrative examples given by Professor 

Hennings R.T... Clarke Kittredge show with admirable clearness when 

Yeomans L.T Brown to use capitals and when not: 

Charleson R.E Story "Harvard College is a good college." 

vrl'rvL k E Nixon "Oxford University consists of several colleges; 

McCrea Q Gardner ... . ' 

Campbell R.H Pringle one of these 1S New College. 

Jamieson, "New College is really a very old college.'' 

Shroyer. . L.H Hastie "The Johnson School is different from any 

Black PB ° wens other school in the city." 

Touchdowns: Slusher (2), Black (2) Owens, .. TW tastltutk)n consists of two part the Col . 

Brooks. Goals: McCrea. Carter, Pringle (2). , . .. _ . , „ , T , „ p 

Referee— Bell of Monmouth. Umpire— Ross of lege and the School. (Lake Forest s case exactly 

Lake Forest. Time of halves: 30 and 27 min- — the College, the School and Ferry Hall.) 

utes ■ Barrett Wendell. Professor of English, Harvard: 

(1) "So far as I am aware, there is no author- 

A CAPITAL crime. jty for 'Harvard university' which would not 

Editor of The Stentor: equally sanction 'harvard university'. In other 

Among the rules for contributors enumerated words, the absence of a capital, as it seems to 

in your issue of October 29th, was the following: me, is either illiterate or pragmatic. There are 

"Do not spell 'college' with a capital 'C' Write people, no doubt, who love to emphasize their 

as follows: 'Lake Forest college', 'Knox college', convictions by printed statements about what 

Northwestern university'." they call 'the bible'. 

It is true that on account of numerous objec- (2) Personally, I would be disposed to write 

tions The Stentor has since withdrawn the rule; 'College' and 'School' when I had specific ones 

but the question of the use or non-use of capi- in mind. Here usage would differ, no doubt; but 

tals is so much debated in certain quarters and there is enough, I think, to sanction the capital 

is of such practical interest to all students that letter, which seems to me convenient as a mat- 

I hope The Stentor will give room to this com- ter both of clearness and of emphasis." 



Albert L. Cook, Professor of English Literature, 

(1) "I regard 'Yale University' as the better 
usage, nay as the only defensible one. If we 
write 'Yale university' we should write 'Pennsyl- 
vania railway company'. There is a small but 
determined set of people who are in favor of re- 
ducing the aspect of a printed page to a dull, 
undistinguishing and undistinguished uniformity. 
This is a part of the movement for vulgarizing 
everything, with which we are all familiar in 
other forms. Its logical result is that your Presi- 
dent will eventually see his name written 

richard d. harlan, d. d._, 
and that of your College 

lake forest college. 
It is a tendency that is to be resisted wherever 
it shows itself. The purpose of capitals is to 
individualize to the eye the name of a person 
or an institution. Then let it be fully indivdual- 
zed. Let us not have 'United states', nor 'Great 
britain,' nor 'Encyclopedia brittanica', nor any- 
thing of the kind. Let us not write, 'Indian terri- 
tory', nor 'Atlantic ocean', nor 'Mountains of the 

(2) Perhaps you think this covers your second 
question inferentially ; I intend that it shall." 

Henry A. Beers Professor of English Literature, 

(1) " 'Yale University' seems to me the better 
usage for the same reason that 'New York City' 
is better than 'New York city'. There are many 
universities and many cities, but only one Yale 
University and one New York City. 

(2) For the same reason, if I were discussing 
a particular educational combination, I should 
write the 'College' and the 'School'." 

Woodrow Wilson, President of Princeton Uni- 

"I am very clear upon the point that every sort 
of title ought to be spelled with capitals. 'Prince" 
ton University' is a title and so is 'Lake Forest 
College.' If, however, the words 'college' and 
'university' are used, not as titles, but merely 
to distingush college from university in a general 
way, it seems to me equally clear that capitals 
should not be used." 

Henry Van Dyke, Professor of English, Prince- 

(1) "I should write 'Princeton University' be- 
cause both words belong to the proper name of 
the institution; on the other hand, I should write, 
there is a university at Princeton. 

(2) I think there is room for a difference of 
opinion in regard to this second question. I 
should use capitals, however, if I were speaking 
in «such a way as to distinguish sharply between 

two branches of the institution: e. g. I should 
say, there are more students in the College at 
Yale than in the Sheffield School." 

George M. Harper, Professor of Belles Lettres 
and English Language and Literature, Princeton: 

"There are two general laws — first, that there 
should not be the over-use of capitals, and, sec- 
ond, that we should use them when they promote 

(1) I should certainly write 'Princeton Univer- 
sity" because the whole term is a name, 'Univer- 
sity' no less than 'Princeton', like 'New York 
City*, or the 'Atlantic Ocean', or the 'Catskill 

(2) In reply to your second question, which is 
not so easy, I should apply the law of clearness 
as mentioned above, and employ capitals to dis- 
tinguish the 'College' from the 'School' in a given 
educational combination. You have in mind a 
particular College and a particular School and 
you do not want your readers to doubt for an 
instant that it is they you mean ; therefore to 
make sure, you use capitals." 

Bliss Ferry, the distinguished editor of the At- 
lantic Monthly: 

"In the concrete cases which you mention, I 
should capitalize the words University, College 
and School." 

The replies received from the chief proofread- 
ers of the two Presses where the most careful 
work is done and the best traditions preserved — 
the DeVinne Press of New York City and the 
Riverside Press of Boston — agreed in every par- 
ticular with the authorities above mentioned." 

In the face of the absolute unanimity of these 
replies from such trained teachers of the fine art 
of writing correctly, you must admit, Mr. Editor 
— if you will pardon the disrespectful reference 
to your "underpinning" — that in proposing to de- 
capitalize our College you "hadn't a leg to stand 
on"; and we are all glad, therefore, to see that 
you have now repented of your error anr have de- 
cided to return to the older usage, in spite of the 
bad example set by certain of our daily news- 

So, then, in speaking of the three allied institu- 
tions represented in The Stentor. let us all agree 
to write their names large — Lake Forest College, 
Ferry Hall and Lake Forest School, and when 
we speak briefly of the first and last named and 
have them particularly in mind as distinguished 
from other colleges and schools, let us invariably 
write their titles as "the College" and "the 
School." To capitalize them serves to enhance 
the separate individuality and importance of each. 
Yours for "Caps," 





Ten days before our last commencement our 
beloved friend and former president, Rev. Wil- 
liam C .Roberts, D. D., L.L.D., occupied the pul- 
pit of the Lake Forest Presbyterian Church, to- 
gether with President Harlan and former Presi- 
dent, Dr. McClure. It was good to hear his voice 
in prayer and to look into his face, full of benig- 
nity and good fellowship and feel that the years' — 
already reaching to three score and ten — had laid 
their weight lightly on his vigorous figure and 
alert mind. At the close of last week word came 
of his death at Danville, Ky., after several weeks 
of infirmity following a stroke of paralysis. Lake 
Forest University mourns today for one who did 
much for its welfare and who was as widely be- 
loved as he was known. 

Dr. Roberts came to Lake Forest University 
as its president just seventeen years ago. Among 
Presbyterians he already had a national reputa- 
tion made by years of successful service as sec- 
retary of the Board of Home Missions — a service 
which had made not only his name, but his pres- 
ence familiar in the whole western half of our 
country. His coming to the presidency had been 
preceded by the "foundation" period in the his- 
tory of this institution, when through the inde- 
fatigable efforts of President Gregory the college 
had grown from a name to a fact. Students were 
here, and buildings sufficient to the needs of that 
time. To Dr. Roberts fell the work of endow- 
ment, and in his management of that undertaking 
he showed a master hand. To him the question 
was not whether a board of trustees would retain 
a president, but whether it could induce him to 
stay. He had in a high degree the gift of making 
men value him and his presence and work for its 
continuance. So it came about that while he 
went to the General Assembly and brought dis- 
tinction to the University by becoming the Mode- 
rator of that august church court, trustees and 
friends at home took off their coats and went to 
work. So the half million endowment came to us. 

This incident was characteristic of the man. 
He rated himself high and then others did like- 
wise, and an enthusiastic atmosphere of devotion 
was ever about him, which made people believe 
in whatever he was identified with. Through the 
social prestige which he and his accomplished 
wife brought with them the "University Club" 
sprang into life and became a social as well as 
intellectual factor in Lake Forest. The faculty 
worked harmoniously and devotedly under his 
genial and courtly leadership, and it was easy so 
to do when a command always took the form 
of a personal confidence in the one commanded. 

Men loved him and felt that he loved them even 
when they disagreed on lines of policy. He had 
a native dignity which inspired respect and pre- 
vented all rude words or deeds in his presence^ 
He loved the children, and many a parent's heart 
will ever warm at the sound of his name, as the 
thought returns of his gentle winsomeness to the 
boys and girls who welsomed his coming. He was 
built on a large scale, morally as well as physi- 
cally, and pettiness and mean suspicion were 
foreign to his great-hearted nature. 

The five years which he gave to Lake Forest 
were happy and prosperous years in her history. 
All the schools took on a new life, and every one 
felt that it was worth while to be identified with 
the institution. We shall always cherish his 
memory as of one who promoted the best inter- 
ests of the institution and who was happy in 
the success of his lieutenants, and of the men 
and women who, going forth each year, were glad 
to carry the diploma of L. F. U. and the signature 
of William C. Roberts as their vouchers for effi- 
ciency and culture. A broad culture, a large man- 
hood, a generous and sympathetic outlook on life 
were the foundations which he ever had in mind 
for himself and for the institution which he loved 
and which he so much fostered. Of him also 
may we say: 

"Genial, level-lined, 

Fruitful and friendly for all human kind." 


'Twas dusk. The long gray shadows stole away 
Like spectres groping in the dim expanse, 

And, far beyond, the last red lights of day 
Upon the brooklet played their dying dance. 

The fringed gentian closed in quietness 
Her drooping eye. The fearful woodcock chose 

His feeding place; and in the dreariness 
Of dying day, a sweet-tuned voice arose. 

From yonder upturned field the Vesper sung 
His sunset hymn, a melody ne'er heard 

Since Orpheus, with his harp, in anguish wrung 
From Pluto's iron heart a pitying word. 

No zephyr, singing in the scented grove. 

Or whisp'ring 'cross the freshly-flowered vale, 
E'er sung so wondrous sweet. Allured by love 

I listened to the echoings through the dale. 

And now the moon in orient splendor dressed 
Shone forth upon my lonely homeward way. 

I left the Vesper in his sheltered nest, , 

But carry still the evening songster's lay. 

O. S. T. 


\hc fitefafg Societies 


Aletheian met on Friday evening. Nov. 20, on 
which occasion Mr. Asada addressed the meeting. 
As the subject selected for the semester work is 
Japan every one was especially interested in hear- 
ing a native Japanese tell of his country. Mr. 
Asada made first some general remarks concern- 
ing the geography and history of his native coun- 
try, bringing out the facts that, in proportion to 
its size, Japan is more than ten times as populous 
as the United States and that Japan has a history 
dating back 2,500 years, during which time a 
single dynasty has ruled the land. He spoke also 
of some of the misconceptions of' Japan and her 
people that had come to his notice in America, 
but he devoted most of his time to a discussion 
of the Japanese written language and its peculiar 
character. He said that the characters used in 
writing are of three kinds — hieroglyphics, signs 
and compounds, and he placed upon a blackboard 
examples of each, showing the evolution of many 
of the hierolglyphic forms. Such words as "horse," 
moon," sun," "tree," etc., were shown to have 
been originally represented by pictures which 
have gradually changed until at the present time 
the resemblance between the symbol and the 
thing it represents is hard to see. Among the 
signs shown there were some almost exactly 
alike, though representing entirely different 
things. For example, the signs for "husband" 
and "heaven" were only slightly different, a simi- 
larity which in the words of Mr. Asada, "is un- 
accountable, for the things represented have no 
connection whatever." There seems to be no rea- 
son either for representing this class of words 
by these particular signs. There has plainly 
been no attempt at picture writing in these words. 
The last class of characters mentioned was the 
compound, illustrated by such words as "east." 
The character is composed of the hieroglyphics 
for "tree" and "sun," the sun being represented 
half way up the tree. Another which interested 
the society especially was made up of hiero- 
pglyhics representing three girls or women. Its 
meaning is "talkative." 

All of the members of the society greatly en- 
joyed Mr. Asada's remarks and appreciated his 
kindness in doing them so great a favor. 

Mr. Peyton added two violin solos to the even- 
ing's entertainment, after which the society ad- 


The programme given Nov. 23 by 
Zeta Epsilon was as follows: 
Devotional — Jackman. 
Piano Solo — McConnell. 
Talk — "Radium and Its Possibili- 
ties" — Beach. 

Paper — "Events of the Week" — Bomberger. 
Discussion — "The Panama Trouble" — Society. 
Debate — "Resolved, That the Labor Union has 
been more detrimental to society than the 
trust" — affirmative, Phillips; negative, Burghart. 
The talk on radium by Mr. Beach was very 
interesting because it brought up things that 
were entirely new to many of the men. Mr. Bom- 
berger's paper on the events of the week was one 
of the best of its kind this year. During the 
discussion of the trouble which has come up re- 
cently in regard to Panama, Mr. Clos gave a good 
talk "in defense of the action of the United States. 
The debate was won by the negative. 

Because of the initiation ceremonies there was 
no literary programme given this week. 

Most of the members of the 
Athenaean had recovered from 
the effects of Thanksgiving tur- 
key and were able to attend the 
meeting Monday night. 
Devotional — Churchill. 
Paper — "The New Naval Station at Lake Bluff" 

— Howard. 
Review of the Week — Smith. 
Debate— "Resolved, That Thanksgiving Football 

Games Should Be Discontinued." — affirmative. 

Bloom; negative. Jamieson. 

Mr. Howard stated in his paper that the new 
naval station soon to be constructed will in re 1 - 
ality be nearer North Chicago than Lake Bluff, 
It is to be located at the mouth of Pettibone'te 
Creek, which is sheltered by clay cliffs on each 
side. A great deal of credit is due Congressman 
Foss, who, by his untiring efforts, has secured 
for Lake County this prize. He has had to fignt 
many eminent Congressmen and especially those 
from New York, who were determined to have 
the naval station erected on Lake Erie. Negotia- 
tions for securing the necessary land have bee,n 
begun and the buildings to be erected thereon 
will cost about $2,000,000. The arguments used 
by Congressman Foss for having the naval' sta- 
tion in this locality were its healthful climate 
and surroundings, its advantageous coast and its 
nearness to the western metropolis, whence the 
majority of its recruits will be drawn. It is 
thought by some that the station, when complet- 
ed, will compare favorably with the station at 
Newport News. 

In his Review of the Week Mr. Smith spoke of 
the results of the football games of Thanksgiving 
Day ,and especially of the one that decided the 
western championship; of the arrest of the car 
barn murderers, of Mr. Cleveland's absolute re- 
fusal to be considered for the presidency, and of 
the Colombia and Panama wrangle. The debate 
was decided by the judge in favor of the negative. 



The Stentor. 


Published every Thursday during the collegiate year by the 
students of Lake Forest College. 


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Contributions from students and alumni are very much 

Previous numbers of The Stentor and all exchanges are on 
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Entered at the post-office at Lake Forest 111., as second-class 

Directory of Student Organizations. 

Athletic Association— President, Prof. R. H. McKee ; Secre- 
tary, E. S. Scott. 

Football— Manager, W. N. Carter ; Captain, Fermar T. Black. 

Baseball— Manager, Arthur W. Campbell; Captain, T. Edgar 

Indoor Baseball— Captain, O. S. Thompson. 

Tennis Association— President, Lowell H. Beach ; Secretary, 
Chas. Cobb. 

Y. M. C. A.— President, George Cromley; Secretary, L C. 

Y. W. C. A.— President, Vida Graham ; Secretary, Belle J. 


The sixth program, Dec. 11 and 12, Berlioz anniversary, 
Miss Marguerite Hall, soloist, follows : 
Overture— "Benvenuto Cellini." 
"Les Troy ens." 

Recitative, "The Greeks Have Disappeared." 

Aria, "Unhappy King." 
Symphonie Fantastique, Opus 14 A. 

A Ball. 

Scene in the Fields. 

The March to the Scaffold. 

Dramatic Symphony — "Romeo and Juliet," Opus 17. 

Ball Scene. 

Love Scene. 
"The Damnation of Faust." 

Invocation— Minuet — Dance of the Sylphs. 


March, "Rakoczy." 

There will be two more editions of The Sten- 
tor before the Christmas holidays; the second, 
that of December 19, will contain four extra pa 
ges, on one of which will be a picture of the 
football team; on another, a retrospect into the 
successes and failures of the football season; and 
on a third, a paper by Miss McNitt, containing 
the results of investigations into the methods of 
choosing the editorial staffs of the majority of the 
college papers on our exchange list. It is hoped 
that the experiences of other colleges will guide 
us to a plan of election or appointment that will 
be much more satisfactory than the hit-or-miss 
way in which the editors of The Stentor have 
been elected the last few years. 

Do you know that few stories, college sketches, 
and other literary articles are being offered for 
publication in your college paper? You have sup- 
ported The Stentor well in other ways, and surely 
you will not fail in this. Every one reads the pa- 
per with more zest and interest when several 
sketches by students occupy the first few pages. 
It is impossible for one of the editors to go to a 
man and say, "Here, write me a story founded 
on the last football game," and get from his ef- 
orts something worth printing. Very few per- 
sons can write a readable paper on a subject as- 
signed by another. Undoubtedly there are in col- 
lege many more writers than are taking the 
theme course, but because we do not know "who 
they are we cannot personally solicit their pro- 
ductions.. Do not wait to be asked. Send in 
your literary efforts and be assured that if you 
get no credit from any one else you will at least 
have the thanks of those who are attempting to 
make The Stentor a credit to the students whom 
it represents. 

Who said glee club"? 

In the latest number of the Beloit Round Tai- 
ble is a lengthy editorial presenting a number of 
arguments in favor of the proposed plan that Be- 
loit and Lake Forest enter into an agreement for 
annual contests in "football, baseball, field day, 
and anything else desired, such as tennis, golf, 
et cetera." It is not generally known that this 
proposition was brought before the Lake Forest 
Board of Control at a recent meeting and was 
considered very favorably, though no action was 
taken at the time. It is not a thing to be entered 
into hastily by either institution, though at pres- 
ent we can see nothing against and many reasons 
for signing such a contract as this proposed, mak- 
ing the last and most important game in each 
department of athletics, one year at Lake Forest, 
the next at Beloit, between teams representing 
the two colleges. 

That Lake Forest should have an opponent in 
her own class to meet annually on the diamond 
and gridiron in games which naturally would Ibe 
the chief games of the year has long been recog- 
nized to be of prime importance. Our schedules 
of necessity, have not been arranged in a well 
graded order. There has been no focusing of 
all the energies of a team to meet a riva'l of 
proved and equal merit in an all-important end- 
of-a-season game. 

Such a contest is the only real generator of 
pure enthusiasm. The past few years' experience 
in our Chicago-Dent games has proven this to be 
true — and if the rivalry existing between a col- 
lege and a professional school can so enliven 
a football game, it stands to reason that such a 
compact as that proposed will bring about whole- 
some results throughout the entire year. 

Beloit is our logical rival. While we give all 
credit to the teams that have so well upheld her 
excellent reputation in contests with the nearby 
universities, the fact remains that in such games 
Beloit is playing out of her class. Beloit is a col- 
lege pure and simple, and as such has had little 
to gain or lose in opposing the teams of the 
larger institutions. As a member of this league 
either Beloit or Lake Forest would gain more 
honor by defeating the omer than by holding one 
of the universities down to a small score, and 
while neither would be barred from playing 
games with any adversary, yet both would look 
forward to the Beloit-Lake Forest game as the 
principal event of the season. The fact that our 
athletic strength is about equal, that we are such 
close neighbors and that the students at bo... in- 
stitutions favor the plan, seem to assure us of its 
perfection. Coach Hollister of Beloit says: "Bei- 
loit will agree to anything 'nat is fair, and when 
they agree to it the students will stick by it." 
Herschberger can say as much of Lake Forest. 

Such agreements have been been entered into 
by the eastern colleges and have the approbation 
of the constituents. It is even proposed that 
rather than frame a dual contract, a triangular 
league be formed including Knox as the third par- 
ty, thus forming an athletic union on the lines 
of the Williams-Amherst-Trinity group of the 
east. A proposal to this effect has been forward- 
ed to Knox. While no reply has yet been received, 
it is confidently expected that she will co-operate 
with us. 

The success of this compact will mean much 
for Western college athletics. It is assuredly a 
move in the right direction for the preservation 
of true academic sport and the fostering of a 
strong inter-collegiate spirit. We therefore look 
forward with much anticipation to the time when 
such an agreement can be ratiheu by the repre- 
sentatives of the three colleges. 



Miss Jeannette Gait visited her sister at Plain- 
field on Thanksgiving. 

Miss Avis Voak spent Thanksgiving with her 
aunt at Burlington, Wis. 

Miss Maude Anthony '01, visited at Lois Dur- 
and Hall on Saturday last. 

Miss Vida Graham spent Thanksgiving in 
Michigan City with friends. 

Miss Griggs went to Jacksonville, 111., to spend 
Thanksgiving with an aunt. 

Professor Halsey is able to resume his work 
after three weeks of illness. 

The Rev. Mr. Reynolds of Joliet assisted in the 
chapel exercises on Monday. 

Mr. Latimer was confined to his home several 
days last week with la grippe. 

Miss Bess Williams visited friends in Evanston 
during the Thanksgiving recess. 

It is said that the "turkurius domesticus" is 
practically extinct in this region. 

Mr. Ash of Logansport, Ind., visited his daugh- 
ter at Lois Durand Hall last week. 

Professor and Mrs. Thomas were in Elgin from 
Friday till Sunday visiting relatives. 

Miss Edith Rogers visited her brother at Ke- 
nosha during the Thanksgiving vacation. 

Miss Harriet Brown was entertained by friends 
in Oregon, III., during the Thanksgiving vacation. 

Professor Stevens spent the Thanksgiving re- 
cess visiting his old home at Eaton Rapids, Michi- 


Y. W. C. A. held its Thanksgiving service on 
Thursday evening, Nov. 19. Miss Mary Reynolds 
led the meeting. 

Miss Inez McClenahan and Miss Nettie Betten 
enjoyed Thanksgiving at Miss McClenahan's 
home in Manhattan. 

Miss Jean MacKinnon spent a few days of last 
week with her friend, Miss Marguerite Robertson, 
at Lois Durand Hall. 

Miss Maud Mclntire 'enjoyed a visit from her 
father, Mr. Frank Mclntire of Ottumwa, during 
the Thanksgiving recess. 

Miss Mary Anderson spent her Thanksgiving 
with friends at Madison, Wis., incidentally attend' 
ing the Wisconsin-Minnesota football game. 

Miss Mary Reynolds spent Thanksgiving at her 
home in Joliet. Her father, Rev. C. G. Reynolds, 
returned with her to Lake Forest on Monday. 

Miss Fay Mclntire, Miss Helen McCarroll, Miss 
Maud Mclntire and Miss Frances Stolz attended 
the Chicago-Michigan game on Thanksgiving Day. 



Mrs. Butler, Miss Powell, Miss Emma Ash and 
Miss Helen McNitt were entertained on Thanks- 
giving at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Siegfried 

Several of the students who remained in Lake 
Forest during vcaation were delightfully enter- 
tained Thanksgiving evening by Mrs. Latimer 
and her daughter Florence. 

Miss Ora Whitmore, Miss Margaret Kaplan, 
Miss Jeannette Bliss, Miss Elizabeth Daum and 
Miss Anne Guthrie visited relatives in Chicago 
during the Thanksgivng recess. 

Some of the men accepted an invitation to at- 
tend the reception given Mr. John W. Baer and 
Mr. Robert E. Speer at the Association Building, 
Chicago, on Wednesday evening. 

Professor and Mrs. Needham entertained all 
the students who were spending their vacations 
in Lake Forest at a very enjoyable bonfire party 
on Saturday evening of last week. 

Ten of the men who remained here on Thanks- 
giving day were royally entertained at the home 
of Mrs. Reid, who had very wisely planned for 
singing and laughing for them after dinner. 

Professor Dawson has been enjoying a pleasant 
visit with his sister, Mrs. Delmar Darrin of Ad- 
dison, N. Y., and his cousin, Miss Lucia Goodwin, 
of Aurora, formerly a teacher at Ferry Hall. 

The Y. M. C. A. fair of Nov. 21 netted the asso- 
ciation about $8.3 Y. W. is very grateful indeed 
for the hearty co-operation and generous patron- 
age of faculty nd students, which made possible 
the success of their undertaking. - 

On Friday, Nov. 27, Professor Needham read 
a paper before the biological section of the Cen- 
tral Association of Science and Mathematics 
Teachers, which met in the Northwestern Univer- 
sity Professional School Building, Chicago. 

Editor-in-Chief Scott has appointed the follow- 
ing to assist him in getting out the Annual: Miss 
Belle Bartlett, assistant editor; Miss Graves and 
Messrs. Stevens, Palmer, Diver and Ross, assist- 
ants; Miss Lila Allison and Richard Curtis, 

At the junior class meeting, yesterday after- 
noon, Mr. Ferguson was elected class representa- 
tive to the athletic Board of Control. The matter 
of the annual dance was brought up. After more 
discussion the following Junior Prom committee 
was selected: Messrs. Diver, Stark, Beach and 
Yeomans, and Miss Bartlett. 

The Omega Psi fraternity gave an informal re- 
ception on Friday night, Nov. 20, in honor of Miss 
Doud of Chicago and Miss Ward of Rochester, N. 
Y. The guests were Professor and Mrs. Bridg- 

man, Dr. and Mrs. Harlan, Dr. McClure and Miss 
McClure, Miss Patterson, Professor McNeill and 
Mr. MacDonald; the Misses Daum, McCarroll and 
Mclntire, and Messrs. Campbell, Lewis, McCrea, 
Scott and Yeomans of the college. 

Tomorrow afternoon, Dec. 4, Dr. A. C. Meek, 
curator of the department of fishes of the Field 
Columbian Museum, will lecture on "The Isthmus 
of Tehuantepec" in the physics lecture room of 
College Hall. Afternoon classes will be dismissed 
and all students who wish to attend are invited. 
This lecture will be the first of a series which 
Professors McKee, Needham and Stevens are 
planning for, to be given during the year. It is 
their intention to secure as lecturers men who 
are doing something noteworthy in their own spe- 
cial fields. The lectures will be of a popular na- 
ture and as a rule will be illustrated by stereopti- 


Adopts Constitution — Recommends That Class 
Representatives Resign : That Tennis As- 
sociation Disband— Elects President. 

Tuesday evening of last week a meeting of the 
athletic association was held in the chemistry lec- 
ture-room for the purpose of considering the con- 
stitution which a committee, consisting of Pro- 
fessor McKee, Miss Robinson, Miss Killen, Scott 
and Richman, had been appointed to prepare. 
The separate articles were read and adopted with- 
out discussion, except those that determine the 
awarding of monograms. The following are the 
principal changes from the former customs: 

The members of the board of control shall be 
one representative from each class; the captains 
and managers of the football and baseball teams, 
the captains of the indoor baseball, tennis, basket- 
ball and track teams of the men, the captains of 
the basketball, tennis and hockey teams of the 
women. The officers of the board shall be the 
officers of the association. Monograms shall be 
awarded only to such members of the football 
and baseball teams as play in one-half of the col- 
legiate match games. Monograms shall be award- 
ed to members of the basketball teams who play 
in one-half of the match games; to members of 
the indoor baseball team who play in two-thirds 
of the match games; to members of the track 
team by action of the board, on recommendation 
of the captain and the athletic director; to mem- 
bers of the tennis teams on recommendation of 
the captain and athletic director, in case of inter- 
game with an institution or club other than Lake 
Forest College; by a collegiate match garn-e is 
meant a game with another college. 


It was recommended that the tennis association 
disband and that the athletic association take 
charge of tennis to the extent that it takes charge 
of other teams, furnishing tapes and nets and 
arranging for matches, etc. It was the sentiment 
of the association that the college should take 
care of the grounds as it does with the football 
and baseball fields. The association further rec- 
ommended that the class representatives resign 
in order that the women may have an equal 
chance of election to the board, as is provided by 
the new constitution. 

Professor McKee was re-elected president. He 
urged that the classes meet at once and appoint 
their representatives in order that the new board 
may. meet and elect the rest of its officers. Three 
hundred copies of the constitution were ordered 
to be printed. 


The University of Wisconsin will at its next 
commencement in June celebrate the fiftieth an- 
niversary of its founding. • 

Dr. T. H. Michael, who has recently accepted 
the presidency of Monmouth College, is an alum- 
nus of that institution. 

The entering class in the engineering depart- 
ment of Brown University is more than twice 
as large as it was last year. 

Instruction is now given in the graduate school 
of the University of Illinois in twenty-seven dis- 
tinct departments, with 101 students enrolled. 

An association composed of faculty members 
and students has completed plans to produce a 
monthly literary magazine at the University of 

At a mass meeting of Cornell freshmen, Presi- 
dent J. G. Schurmann told the students how he 
thinks they should study. Their day, he said, 
ought to be divided as follows: Eleven hours for 
study, two hours for meals, two hours for ath- 
letics, one hour for recreation and the remaining 
eight hours for sleep. 

The University of Michian has taken a step to 
identify its courses with the American shipping 
industry by the opening of its new department, 
the indoor ship canal. The canal, 300 feet long 
and 22 wide, and holding 10 feet of water, with a 
dry dock at one end, is entirey under roof and 
designed for work the year round. It occupies 
one wing of the new $250,000 engineering build- 
ing which the state is erecting. 

The Daily Maroon and The Michigan Daily 
have decided upon a new feature in Western col- 
lege journalism. This feature takes the form of 


a weekly news-letter. The Daily Maroon will 
publish a letter sent by The Michigan Daily giv- 
ing the most important news of the week at 
Michigan and The Michigan Daily will publish a 
letter sent by The Daily Maroon giving a review 
of the week's happenings at Chicago. — The Daily 

The special feature of the Cornell exhibit alt 
the St. Louis exhibition will be a minature model 
of the Cornell campus now being constructed by 
Professor Ogden of the College of Civil Engineer- 
ing. The model will be of plaster of paris with 
raised buildings of wood and miniature trees. 
The coloring will be carefully reproduced. The 
model will probably be brought back to Ithaca 
after the exhibition and placed in one of the 
university buildings. 


In the list of 120 European scholars whose 
acceptance of the invitation to meet at the con- 
gress of arts and sciences in St. Louis next year 
has been secured by Professors Newcomb, Hugo 
Muensterberg and Albion W. Small, are several 
well known to the reading public, according to 
Dr. Small. 

Professors Delitzsch of Berlin of "Babel and 
Bible" fame, whose attacks on the traditional be- 
liefs called out a reply to the Emperor, will rep- 
resent the Semitic language scholars. George 
Adams Smith of Glasgow will have an important 
place in the Old Testament section of the con- 
gress. Harnack of Berlin, for the history of 
the Christian church, is regarded as one of the 
"stars" of the coming congress. 

Leading writers on radium, Becquerel of Paris 
and J. J. Thompson of Cambridge, are on the 
natural science list; A. Smith Woodward of the 
Kensington Museum, London, is down for paleon- 
tology; Baron de Estournelles de Constant of 
Paris for diplomacy, and L'Ombroso, the famous 
Italian criminologist, for crime. All countries 
of Europe and all the social and natural sciences 
are represented by the list of scholars who have 


Rockford, 111., Nov. 2G. — [Special.] — Captain 
Grogan, the star quarter back of the Knox College 
football team and captain and second baseman 
of the college baseball team, has signed to play 
second base with the Cedar Rapids team of the 
Three Eye League next season. Grogan gradu- 
ates from Knox next spring and has had several 
offers from other colleges to take up post-graduate 
courses and play on the college clubs. — Chicago 




Ethel Rogerson's father called on her last week. 

Several of the girls spent Thanksgiving Day 
in the city. I 

Mrs. Smith called on her daughters, Rhoda and 
Ella, last week. 

Mrs. Gregory has been with her daughter Lil- 
lian for a few days. 

Helen Lofland has been with the Delta Phi 
Deltas the past week. 

Mr. Hays and Mr. Closson spent Thanksgiving 
Day with their sisters. 

The seniors have finished their first essay — 
they seem happier and brighter. 

Rose Knefler, who was a student here last year, 
is visiting the Sigma Phi Sorority. 

The Sigma Kappa girls saw Mansfield in "Old 
Heidelberg" Thanksgiving evening. 

Miss Pine, Miss Wells, Miss Willis and Miss 
Kenaga have been visiting over Sunday. 

John Fox, Jr., will lecture to us on Dec. 10. 
We are fortunate in securing this able lecturer. 

Leila David entertained Olive Hanna and Mr. 
Collins and Mr. Juttons at dinner Saturday night. 

The Alumnae Association will hold a fair at 
Perry Hall the afternoon, of Dec. 11 and all day 
Dec. 12. 

Miss Sargent gave a paper before the Lake For- 
est Woman's Club on La Salle and Tonty. Miss 
Lofland sang. 

Miss Mary Windle is pledged to Sigma Kappa 
and the Misses Alice Hubbard and Mary Chapin 
to Sigma Phi. 

The andirons which were purchased with the 
money presented by Mrs. Hart to Ferry Hall, are 
now in the parlor. 

A meeting of the Alumnae Association was 
held Monday afternoon at the Chicago Woman's 
club in the Fine Arts building. 

Two children from the Home for the Friendless 
have been with us. They have been enjoyed by 
all, and they, too, seemed to enjoy all. 

The Delta Phi Deltas gave a dance Friday in 
the Smith Hall amusement room, in honor of 
their pledges, the Misses Sina Bailey, Lillian 
Gregory and Augusta Greene. The following 
were the out-of-town guests: Mrs. Gregory and 
the Misses Pine, Lofland, Heusener and Giddings. 

A senior is a thing in "specs" 
Whose logic quite belies her sex; 
She wears a grewsome knowledge-frown 
And flaunts her class-pin 'round the town. 

She scorns (?) each handsome youth she knows 
And much is addicted to blue nose. 
The honor mark behind her name 
Proclaims this maid aspires to fame. 

The Glee Club of Ferry Hall gave a dinner on 
Monday evening in honor of Miss Helen Lofland 
and Miss Mary Thompson, two of its members 
last year. Covers were laid for twenty-four 
guests. The decorations were in green and 
white, the Glee Club colors, smilax and chrysan- 
themums being used for this purpose. 

During the first course of the dinner the club 
sang their song and gave their yell. The latter 
was a thrilling composition. 

Do, re mi, 

Who are we? 

We are the Glee Club 

Of 1903. 

Fa, sol, la. 

Ha! Ha! Ha! 

Ferry Hall, Ferry Hall. 

'Rah! 'Rah! 'Rah! 


Will Kennedy, '02, and Lawrence Sherlock, ex- 
'04, were about the campus the twenty-first. Both 
are working in the city. 

A majority of the students went to Chicago or 
to their respective homes to eat Thanksgiving 

Whitmore, '03, will probably attend the Col- 
lege after Christmas. He does not like it at 
Wisconsin University. 

The Rev E. C. Ray preached Sunday morning 
on the text, "Sin," which he said occurs over a 
thousand times in the Bible. The sermon was a 
discussion of the sixteen different Hebrew and 
Greek words that are translater "sin." Nine of 
these, he said, mean sin scientifically considered 
— as a violation in some way of divine law. Ffve 
of them mean sin with reference to the law-giver, 
and two with reference to its results. Each word 
was considered separately, distinguished, defined 
and explained in its bearing on doctrine and duty. 

As we go to press the celebration of the suc- 
cessful conclusion of the football season is on in 
Lake Forest. President Harlan, Coach Hersch- 
berger, Mr. Lewis and members of the team are 
scheduled for speeches in front of the huge bon- 
fire the freshmen have been assiduously prepar- 
ing during the day. 




The record this week will include those who 
were graduated with the class of 1889 and others 
whose names first appeared in the catalogue 1885- 
86. If, in this and subsequent issues, the records 
are often wanting, the editor would disclaim re- 
sponsibility for more than a small portion of the 
deficiency. Vos. Vos, alumni deestis. 

Becker, Keyes, 1885-89, B. A. Was engaged for 
some time in newspaper and publication business. 
Published a small book of poems and miscellany 
called "Drifting Leaves." Now incapacitated for 
work on account of ill health. Married: 1892, 
Miss Jeanette A. Underwood. 

Davies, Anna Freeman .1885-9, B. A. Took a 
graduate course in sociology at the University of 
Chicago. Degree of A. M. in course at Lake For- 
est. Studies for degree of Ph. D. completed. 
Taught Latin and Greek in the Nashville Young 
Ladies' College, Nashville, Tenn., 1890-2. Spent 
two years, 1894-6, abroad, attending lectures in 
Germany; six months in the Browning Social Set- 
tlement, London. In 1897, became head worker or 
superintendent of the College Settlement, Phila- 
delphia. Address: 433 ^.nristian Street, Philadel- 

Griffin, Carrie S„ 18S5-9, B. A. Taught in 
Springfield, Ohio, and at Rye Seminary, Rye, N. 
Y. For some years assistant editor of School 
Journal, New York. Now with Silver, Burdett & 
Co., publishers. New York City. Address: 85 
Fifth Avenue, New York City. 

Halsey, Walter N, 1886-9, B. A. Was principal 
Ashton (111.) High School 1889-90; Plattsmouth 
(Neb.) High Schol, 1890-5; Rock Island (111.) High 
School 1895-7; President Whittier College, Salem, 
la., 1898-00. Studied at Omaha Theological Semi- 
nary, and pastor's assistant First Presbyterian 
Church, Omaha, Neb., 1900-2. Graduated from 
Omaha Theological Seminary, 1902. Now pastor 
of the Presbyterian Church, Columbus, Neb. Mar- 
ried: 1889, at Geneseo, 111., to Miss Anna M. Mc- 
Kee, a former student at Lake Forest. Children: 
George Clinton, 1890; Marie, 1892, d. 1895; Char- 
lotte Eleanor, 1894; Walter William, 1897; Helen 
Cornelia, 1903. Address: Columbus, Neb. 

Horton (Wadsworth) Mary, 1885-9, B. S. Lived 
at home. Studied and taught Sloyd and was tor 
some years assistant editor of the Kindergarten 
Magazine. Married, 1898, Joseph T. Wadsworth, 
formerly a student at Armour Institute, Chicago. 
Children: Joseph Horton, 1899; Winifred Henri- 
etta, 1900; Sidney Corwin, 1902. Address: Lake 

Lmnell, Bird McPherson, 1884-9, B. A. Studied 
medicine at Rush Medical College, Chicago; grad- 
uated 1893. Interne at Presbyterian Hospital, 

Chicago, 1893-4. Since then practising physician 
at Chicago. Married: 1896, Miss Grace Brubaker 
of Dixon, 111., a former student at Lake Forest. 
Address: 290 Belden Avenue, Chicago. 

Phelps, Mary L., 1886-9, B. S. Degree of M. S. 
in 1892. Taught in Union Acadmey, Anna, 111.. 
1890-1; Ferry Hall, Lake Forest, 1891-6. Principal 
West Liberty (la.) High Scnool, 1897-02; Oska- 
loosa, la., 1903. Address: Independence, la. 

Stroh, Grant, 1884-9, B. A. Took a special 
course at the Bible Teachers' College, New York 
City; studied theology at McCormick Seminary, 
Chicago; graduated in 1892. Was engaged in 
Home Mission work in Colorado for three years; 
pastor Presbyterian Church at Woodhull, 111., for 
six years. Post graduate work in New York City 
during 1903. Since September, 1903, professor of 
Biblical Exegesis, Henry Kendall College, Musko- 
gee. .1 T. Married: 1892, Miss Juliet L. Rumsey, 
a graduate of Lake Forest College. Children: 
Margaret F., 1895; Harriet, 1896; Elizabeth Rum- 
sey, 1899; Juliet Rumsey, 1902. Address: Musko- 
gee, I. T. 

Vance, Harriet S., 1883-9, B. A. Taught one 
year in Ladies' College, Shelbysville, Ky., and one 
year in Pittsburg, Kan. Have since been engaged 
in photography in Pontiac, 111., and now in Sterl- 
ing, 111. Address: Sterling, 111. 

Welch, Alfred Gardner, 1885-9, B. A. Taught 
In Wyman Military Academy, Upper Alton, 111., 
for two years. In 1897 became principal of Elgin 
Academy, Elgin, 111., and in 1897 became head 
master of Lake Forest Academy. Married: 1892, 
Miss Gracia Gay Sickels, a graduate of Lake For- 
est, '90. Children: James Dunham, 1894, d. 1894; 
Carolyn Isabelle. 1895; Alfred Charles Linnell, 
1898, d. 1902. Mr. Welch died at Lake Forest, 
universally regretted, on April 13, 1900. 

Wilson, Edgar M., 1885-9, B. A. Taught mathe- 
matics in Lenox College, Hopkinton, Iowa, 1889- 
90. Studied theology in Princeton Seminary, 
1890-1; McCormick Seminary, 1891-4. Engaged 
in missionary and educational work in India, 1894- 
03. On furlough to United States in 1903. Mar- 
ried: 1897, Miss Kate Green of Birmingham, Eng- 
land, missionary of Zenona Bible and Medical 
Association. Children: Agnes, 1898; Edith, 1899; 
Katherine Jean, 1901; Alexander Green, 1902. Ad- 
dress: October, 1903, 3010 Sherman Avenue, 
Omaha, Neb. 

Wilson, Gerhart A., 1885-9, B. A.. Studied the- 
ology at Hartford Congregational Seminary, Hart- 
ford, Conn. D. D. 1902. Pastor First Presbyteri- 
an Church, Holyoke, Mass., 1891-9; Western Pres- 
byterian Church, Washington, D. C, 1899—. Mar- 
ried: 1902, Miss Ella M. Day of Hartford, Conn. 
Address: Washington, D. C, 2101 L St. 

No information has as yet come from Jackson, 
Thomas S., of Comestock, Neb. 


Butler (Cornell), Emma, 1885-6. Married March, 

1888, to Mr. Frank B. Cornell, a graduate of Elgin 
(111.) Academy. Children: Mary Emma, 1889. 
Ethel M., 1890; Margaret B., 1895. President of 
the Carlton Club and Secretary of the Elgin 
Woman's Club Hospital. Address: Elgin, 111. 

Durand, Henry Calvin, 1885-87. Graduated from 
Amherst, '90. Member Durand Kasper Co., 
wholesale grocers, Chicago. Member Union 
League Club, Chicago, and Onwentsia Club, Lake 
Forest. Married: 1895, Miss Alice Piatt, a gradu- 
ate of Lasalle Seminary, Auburndale, Mass. Ad- 
dress: Lake Forest, 111. 

Durand (Allen) Jennie, 1885-87. Married: 1889, 
to Elisha Hubert Allen. Children: Calvin Dur- 
and, 1890; Waldo Morgan, 1893; Ruth, 1894. d. 
1896; Henry Elisha, 1902 Address: 18 Fremont 
Place, Orange. 

Durand, Scott Sloane, 1885-7. Graduated from 
Williams, '90. Member of J. B. Durand & Co., 
Chicago, wholesale sugar dealers. Married: 1894. 
Miss Grace D. Garrett, a graduate of St. Mary's, 
Knoxville, 111. Address: Lake Forest, 111. 

Godfrey, Katherine, 1885-86. Has resided since 
at her home, Dixon, 111. 

Goodsill (Fuller), Sarah, 1885-7. Married: 1888, 
Mr. George Garfield Fuller. Daughter: Ruth, 

1889. Address: Minneapolis, Minn. 

Griffin, Florence M., 1885-86 and 1888-89. Mar- 
ried: Albert Dow. Children: Ruth Allen, 1889; 
Wentworth Griffin, 1901. Address: Exeter, N. H. 

Inglis, James Gale, 1885-6. Studied theology at 
McCormick Seminary. Chicago. Pastorates at Pe- 
toskey, Mich., 1889-1892; Woodlawn Presbyterian 
Church, Chicago, 1892-5; again at Petoskey, 1895- 
01. Traveling and lecturing 1901-3. Since March 
1, 1903, pastor First Presbyterian Church, Bay 
City, Mich. Has devoted much time to mission- 
ary interests and has traveled extensively 
throughout Europe and America. Married: 1895, 
to Miss Myrtle E. Hickok, a graduate of Olivet 
College. Children: Scarth, 1886; Beryl, 1888; Da- 
vid, 1890; James Gale, Jr., 1894; Thomas Brown- 
ing, 1898, Jean, 1902. Address: Bay City, Mich. 

McKee (Halsey), Anna, 1885-7. Taught in the 
public school at Arlington, 111. Principal Mexican 
Mission School, El Rancho de Taos, N. M. Taught 
zoology at Geneseo Collegiate Institute one year; 
had charge of home department of same two 
years. For two years instructor in history, litera- 
ture, drawing, etc., at Whittier College, Salem, la. 
Married: 1889, to Walter N. Halsey, Lake Forest 
College, '89, and now a Presbyterian clergyman. 
Children: George Clinton, 1891; Mary McKee, 
1893, d. 1895; Charlotte Eleanor, 1894; Walter 
William, 1897; Helen Cornelia, 1903. Aldress: 
Columbus, Neb. 


Robe, Robert C, 1885-7. Studied medicine at 
Rush Medical College, Chicago. Superintendent 
Contract Indian School at Wheelock, I. T., for five 
years. Since 1895 practising physician in Pueblo, 
Colo. Was Health Commissioner of Pueblo, 1899- 
1901. Married: 1888, to Miss Anna McLaughlin. 
Children: John Faris, 1889, d. 1891; Lida Blanche, 
1891; Anna Constance, 1892; Robert Samuel, 1895. 
Address: Pope Block, Pueblo, Colo. 

The addresses given in the following cases are 
probably correct: 

Dickinson, Edward F., care Deering Harvester 
Company, Chicago. 

Field, Geo. W., 250 Dearborn St., Chicago. 

Learned, Alice Leonice, Lake Forest, 111. 

Lee, Graham, Pyeng Yang, Korea. 

Stanford, George E., 4443 Lake St., Chicago. 

Cowen, Kit E., Marshall, Wis. 

Thomson, Alice, Mrs. L. N. Shonkwiler, Monti- 
cello, 111. 

Van Slyke, James, Madison, Wis. 

We have no information about: 

Lindley. Geo. C, formerly of McPherson, Kan. 

Saunier, A. J., M. D.. Libertyville. 111. v ±885). 

May I express the hope that no student in Lake 
Forest who cares about good art will miss see- 
ing "Ulysses" at the Illinois Theater. It is not 
at all necessary to be acquainted with Homer or 
to be an archaeologist in order to enjoy the pro- 
duction, although it is desirable to read the play 
before seeing it, as indeed is the case with any 
play that is at the same time literature. 

The play as now presented varies slightly from 
its printed form, in arrangement, not in sub- 
stance. The principal change is that the two 
scenes of the first act are inverted and in the 
second of these are now included the "proposals" 
of the three suitors from the last act, with Pene- 
lope's answers. It appears that by this change 
same gain is made in dramatic "growth" and in 
the effect of climax. The second act, the scene 
in Hades, which in the printed book is the least 
interesting, is highly effective on the stage. This 
comes about partly through the scenic effects, but 
in part also through the psychological impression 
made by Ulysses' descent into the regions of de- 
spair and his winning back to the light. At this 
point the author makes the descent into hell the 
dramatic "turning point" more clearly than do 
either Homer or Virgil. 

The acting of the piece is excellent, the scenes 
are novel and splendid, and the intelligence is 
always charmed and moved by the noble poetry 
of the lines. 

The Stentor. 

Vol. XVIII. Lake Forest, III., December io, 1903. No. 11 


Here, in the whirl of men, 

A king each is fain to be : — 
Crested and crowned like the topmost wave 

Of the insurgent sea. 

Nay — for the wave must fall 

At length where the breakers be; 

And the gems of the crown are crushed and lost 
In the insurgent sea ! 




When the West was a mysterious country, those 
pioneers of American history, the Jesuits, were 
extending their religion into the savage wilder- 
ness. Pere Marquette, a pioneer missionary to 
the Western Indians, in his journeys landed at 
Chicago, cut his way through the forest swamps 
across the state toward the Mississippi and, in 
1075, reached his farthest point, on the Kaskaskia 
River, some forty miles south of the present St. 
Louis. Here the peaceful Kaskaskians, one of 
the seven tribes of the Illinois confederacy, had 
pitched a little village and dwelt securely on a 
narrow strip of land between their river and the 
great Mississippi. 

La Salle followed in the steps of his Jesuit 
brother and reached the village in 1683. When 
he departed, a number of French voyagers were 
left behind with the Indians who had been con- 
verted to the Catholic faith. These men are sup- 
posed to have been the nucleus of the French 
town that superseded the Indian village shortly 
after La Salle's visit. It was not until 1700, how- 
ever, that Kaskaskia was knqwn as a French 
town, and Jacques Gravier is said to have been 
the founder. He built a college here, which stood 
one hundred and fifty years, but now, like most 
ot the Jesuit schools, has fallen into ruins. 

For fifty years the town grew and was a place 
of considerable importance, rivaling Vincennes, 
DuQuesne, Sandusky and St. Louis, all of them 
military outposts with fort and garrison. The 
original stockade at Kaskaskia was called Fort 
Gage and stood on a high bluff opposite the town 
at a distance of about a quarter of a mile from 
the river. It was a quadrangular structure almost 
a hundred yards long, built of thick, squared tim- 
ber and sufficiently fortified to resist a thousand 
men. The only authentic record concerning it is 
the date at which it burned, October, 17G6. The 
place is still pointed out to visitors as one of the 
most noted spots in the West. 

The town itself, almost square, was compactly 
built on the west bank of the river. The church 
was near the center, the rest of the Jesuit pos- 
sessions, except their fields, lying in the south- 
east corner by the river. After the burning of 
the fort, the only place of defense was a "sorry 
picketed" structure around the stone-built college. 
Some claim that these buildings were in another 
place and that here was situated "Fort Caskas- 

Whatever the condition of its fortifications, the 
town was the principal settlement in Illinois dur- 
ing the period just before and after the Revolu- 
tion. It, along with Vincennes and the other 

French-established posts, had come into the pos- 
session of the British. In 1778, George R. Clarke, 
a loyal Kentucky colonel, began a campaign 
against these British forts. With some three 
hundred men he captured Kaskaskia, the basis of 
all his future marches. It would take several 
pages to describe his night attack, the fright 
of the villagers, who thought the Kentuckians 
were cannibals, their surprise when on the mor- 
row Clark told them that they were as free as 
he ,and then invited them to join in the march 
against Vincennes. 

From this time till 1818, when Illinois was 
made a territory, little is known about Kaskaskia. 
Its people had become prominent in Western af- 
fairs, and very naturally the capital of the new 
territory (hitherto called a county of Kentucky) 
was put at the place where most of the previous 
history had been made. But other towns had 
come into existence, and the tide of population 
was flowing northward. Kaskaskia was not cen- 
tral, so, even at this first session of the legisla- 
ture, in 1818, a new site for the capitol was 
chosen, Vandalia. There was quite a controversy 
between the two towns, in which the nickname 
"Kusky" was given in retaliation for the epithet 
"Vandalia, the city of vandals." 

When the capitol was moved Kaskaskia began 
to decline. Springfield, St. Louis. Chicago, soon 
eclipsed the historic little town. In 1837 the 
population had dwinded to fifty families, most of 
whom were French. A Catholic chapel, boarding- 
school, brick courthouse, and land office still gave 
it the air of prosperity. 

But now it makes not the slightest claim to 
importance. A school and church, a little coun- 
try meeting-house, is the monument on the spot 
where Kaskaskia was born, grew up, and died. 
The farmers of the vicinity would gaze in open- 
mouthed astonishment if some one told them that 
Kaskaskia was once the most important town in 
Illinois, in the West. For over one hundred 
years all the laws of Illinois, the commerce, 
everything that makes a community, was cen- 
tered in this little backwoods village. How are 
the mighty fallen! 


The morning dawned wet and chilly at Lake 
Forest, but it was two hundred miles to Gales- 
burg, and there it was doubtless warm and clear. 
In old North Hall was bustle and excitement, for 
today was to occur the last baseball game of the 
year, and the fellows were getting out suit-cases, 
sweaters and shoes, gloves and even dress suits — 
for a dance in honor of the Lake Forest team was 



to be given in the evening. Delightful anticipa" 
tion! In all the building was a continuous babble 
of shouted questions, whistling, yelling and ab- 
breviated song. 
"Where's my jersey, Dan?" 
"I haven't seen it." 

"Oh, go on! You have probably lent it to that 
girl again. But here is yours; it will do just as 

"Say, Jack, let me borrow your shirt studs, will 
you? Rust has mine, and he's in the city. It's 
a wonder he wouldn't marry the girl or get a 

"Now, old head, do your duty. Sixteen strike- 
outs and no hits will be sufficient." 

"In the good old summer time, in the goo " 

"Hurry up there, if you want to get your suit- 
case on the wagon; George says he won't wait an- 
other minute." 

"Goodbye, John, don't forget to write." 
Finally the last man ran out of the building, 
grip in one hand and umbrella in the other, then 
dropped them both while he ran back after the 
"Dutch" books which he confidently expected to 
study on the train. 

At the depot they came in twos and threes and 

Captain "Eddie" checked them up as they arrived. 

"Here comes Cal; I suppose he has sold a house 

and lot this morning and written four columns 

about the game for the Chicago American." 

"Is Hal here? If the train left at 8:32 he'd be 
here at 8:35 without fail. He's punctual, but al- 
ways at the wrong time." 

"There comes Sandow! Probably he has an 
empty suit-case. Jack Burton put a couple of 
bricks in it the day we played Lawrence, and he 
carried it a mile and didn't know the difference. 
Well, he needs something to work off a few o 1 
those two hundred and twenty pounds." 

"But here's the train, fellows! Pile in there 
and I'll count you as you go; three, six, nine, 

twelve — don't forget the bats, Preshy " 

And just then the station agent touched him on 
the shoulder and said: "Are you going to Gales- 
burg today? Read this telegram." 
"Rain here today. Do not come." 


There are two distinct epochs in the history 
of the beet-sugar industry in the United States: 
the first, from 1S30 to 1888, was one of 
repeated failures; the second, from 1888 to the 
present time, has been one of many and rapid 
successes. The failures which characterize the 
first epoch are laid to three causes: owing to sq 
lack of information, the methods of production 

were of the crudest; the early efforts were made 
in portions of the country where the conditions 
were not the best; and the competition of cane 
sugar, which does not require so much care and 
science in its manufacture and which at that time 
could be put on the market at a much lower price, 
prevented the sale of beet-sugar. 

Consequently the older and better equipped 
companies of Europe were left to fight the battles 
of the new industry. In course of time they 
gradually lessened the cost of production, and, 
besides, were able to grow beets that contained 
a higher percentage of sugar and yielded a greater 
tonnage to the acre. But it was not until 1885 
that the beet-sugar production of the world 
equaled that of cane-sugar. From that time on 
the beet-sugar industry has grown until, in 1901, 
C3 per cent of all the sugar produced in the world 
was obtained from beets. 

About 1885 the United States began to take a 
renewed interest in the industry. We have a 
great advantage over the European powers in 
that land is cheaper and the soil is naturally rich, 
making a great saving in fertilizers and in ground- 
rent. It can truly be said that no industry has 
advanced so rapidly in the United States as that 
of beet-sugar. 

In 1897 all the factories in the United States 
produced 37,573 tons of sugar, having a retail 
value of $3,757,300. In 1902 the amount of sugar 
manufactured was 328,104 tons, valued at $32,810,- 
400, an increase of nearly 300 per cent in five 

The largest factory today is owned by Mr. Claus 
Spreckels of San Francisco. The enormous size 
of this factory is somewhat comprehended when 
we know that it can use every day as many beets 
as would fill a train over one mile in length, 
Each season of the beet harvest, known better 
for instance, as the "campaign of 1902," occupies 
on an average only ninety days of the year; yet 
the amount of sugar produced is enormous. 

About 80 per cent of the beet-sugar produced 
in the United States comes from three states, 
Michigan, California and Colorado, Michigan 
alone yielding over 35 per cent of the total output. 
The acreage planted in sugar beets will increase 
as rapidly as the farmers can be taught the value 
of such a crop. While the average net profit for 
growing other crops seldom exceeds $11 per acre, 
for sugar beets in 1902 it was $18 per acre. Im- 
provements are constantly being made for the 
saving of labor and correspondingly the returns 
are increasing. 

Another factor which will tend largely to in- 
crease the profits is the use to which the by- 



products in the manufacture are being put. Beet- 
pulp, the residue after the sugar is extracted, has 
been found to be valuable as a cattle food. In 
this country no carefully conducted experiments 
have been made, but the question has been thor- 
oughly studied in Europe, and the pulp has been 
found to be bighly satisfactory as a stock food. 

At the present time the average cost of produc- 
ing beet-sugar is four cents a pound. In course 
of time factory methods will be perfected, labor- 
saving devices will be invented, a better quali/ty 
of beets will be grown, and the farmer will utilize 
the beet pulp on his farm. Considering these 
various items, it has been estimated by careful 
figuring that the lowest price at which the fin- 
ished product can be put on the market is two 
and one-half cents a pound, and it is very unlikely 
that it will ever go below that price. 

There are many varieties of beets grown in 
the United States, all but two or three of which 
will be eliminated as their inferiority in size and 
sugar content becomes generally known. The 
best varieties produce beets that average from 
eighteen to twenty ounces in weight and contain 
eighteen per cent of sugar. Four beets of this 
size will give a pound of sugar. 

A brief description of the process of manufac- 
ture may be interesting. The beets, when first 
brought to the factory, have clinging to them a 
considerable portion of the soil, known as the 
tare, the percentage of which is first carefully de- 
termined. Then the beets are washed, brushed, 
deprived of the tops, and then made to yield 
their juice by one of four methods: (1) By press- 
ing the pulp either in hydraulic presses or be- 
tween rollers; (2) by centrifugating the pulp; (3) 
by the macerating process, in which the pulp is 
exhausted either with warm or cold water, and 
(4) by the diffusion process. 

The last method is generally employed, and in 
the United States almost exclusively. The beets 
are cut into thin transverse sections known as 
"cosettes"; these are then placed in a series of 
vessels in which the sugar juice is replaced by 
warm water by what is known as diffusion. The 
water from vessel No. 1 goes into No. 2, and 
from there into No. 3 ; by this means it finally 
holds in solution a considerable quantity of sugar. 
The juice is then sent to the* defecating pan to be 
concentrated and purified. It is then heated to 
80 degrees centigrade in order to coagulate the 
albuminoids, then treated with milk of lime to re- 
move free acids that may be present, the excess 
of lime being removed by treating the juice with 
carbonic acid gas and filtering. This process is 
usualy repeated and the juice finally filtered back 

again through bone-black and again con- 
centrated to the point of crystallization. The first 
molasses is separated from the sugar crystals and 
worked up, giving a second grade of sugar, the 
molasses from this in turn giving brown sugar. 
The final molasses is so impure that it can only 
be sent to the distillery, where it is fermented 
for rum. 

It is safe to predict that eventually the United 
States will produce from beets enough sugar to 
supply at least the home consumption, and will 
cease to import from other countries. This will 
be possible, not because of any tariff duties aimed 
to help the industry, but because the American 
manufacturer will have proved that he can sup- 
ply beet-sugar in sufficient quantity and at a low 
enough price to sell to every home in the Unft'ed 
States. ROBERT H. HOOD. 


I'm in a fix; my brain is tired and hot: 
This awful question, shall I go or not? 

If, so, to Ferry Hall, or Lois Durand? 

Assistance, gods, your help my wits demand. 
The college girl has eyes of heavenly blue; 

The girl at Ferry Hall has eyes of black: — 
Enough! I'll go to Ferry Hall! — T won't do; — 

I can't decide: I love 'em both, — alack! 
Give ear, ye gods! The problem is a fright, 
Shall it be Ferry Hall, or Lois Durand tonight? 

An inspiration comes, a burning thought! 
The cards shall speak, since brain can offer naught! 
— Away, vile thought! Bah! who would trust his 

To a pack of soulless cards? I'm in a muck! 
II I could only think awhile — let's see — 

I am a college man, — I think that's straight. — 
If I were loyal, as I ought to be, 

There could no question be, as to my fate. 
Ah, yes, it's all plain now, — I see the light! 
I am a loyal man; it's Lois Durand tonight! 

Huh, well! Whose glove is that! ah, woe is me! 
My Ferry Hall girl's, — what stupidity! 

She telephoned; I said I'd bring it, Dear — ! 

I'll have to take it back tonight, I fear. — 
But then, By Jove, my resolution's made: — 

Once made I never change my mind again: 
Come Morpheus, with thy enfolding shade 

I fear my thinking has bee all in vain! — 
But must I stay at home? My heart is loath. 
Hurrah! I have it now, — I'll go to both! 

D. T. H., '07. 



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The introduction to the program of last Friday 
evening was given by Miss Frances Davis, the 
general subject being, "The Legends and Supersti- 
tions of Japan." Miss Irene Robinson then gave 
a talk on "The Myths and Legends of Japan." 
Miss Edith Rogers and Miss Mary Reynolds dis- 
cussed the subject. "Superstitions Concerning 
Ghosts and Goblins." Miss Edna Schmidt read a 
paper on "Religious Superstitions." Miss Mary 
Andersen spoke on "Superstitions of Souls," and 
after Miss Winifred Martin had given a summary 
of the program, Miss Andersen played a piano 
solo, which closed the evening's program. 

The program was a very interesting one, and 
made plain the imaginative nature of the Japa- 
nese. Many of the myths and legends dwelt upon 
are full of beautiful fancies. The interest of the 
society is continually increasing as more is 
learned about the far away "Flowery Kingdom." 

Editor of The Stentor: 

I have been looking for some one from the 
alumnae to take note of the statement in your 
issue of Oct. 29, where it is said: "Miss Robin- 
son's paper discloses the fact that Aletheian is 
just sweet sixteen, the society having been formed 
in 1887." A reference to the Lake Forest Univer- 
sity Review for 1880-81 would have revealed fae 
fact that the Aletheian Society was organized in 
the fall of 1880. That journal for December, 1880, 
contains the following note: 

"On the evening of Nov. 22 the Athenaean, Zeta 
Epsilon and Aletheian societies held a joint meet- 
ing in the college chapel. It was the first occa- 
sion of the coming together of these societies and 
considerable enthusiasm was awakened over the 
success and pleasure afforded by the experiment." 

I attended several of these joint meetings in the 
pioneer days, and they were great occasions. 


The following is a portion of Mr. 
Barry's paper on "Shakespeare as a 
Shakespeare has created a world 
)f his own in his thirty-one dramas, 
and this world, like the one after which it is 
modeled is full 01 all sorts of people. It has been 
the playwright's purpose to put himself in the 
place of each of these individuals, and what he 
makes them say and think is not the expression of 

the man Shakespeare, but of the individual whom 
he is impersonating". A playwright's production 
not generally the exposition of a doctrine or 
stem of morals, but the expression of his idea 
of what people will do and say when placed under 
certain conditions. At one moment he is a villain 
and at the next is a saint, and it is rarely he has 
an opportunity to express his own self. 

For this reason it is a difficult matter to study 
Shakespeare as a moralist. The moral system of 
his artificial world must be studied just as is the 
moral system of our more real one. 

As would naturally be expected, heroism finds 
a high place in what might be called the Shake- 
spearean code.. His historical plays and all in 
which military life is at all portrayed tend to 
establish heroism and courage, goals for the 
higher life of a man. What are called the first 
four histories cover a period of development that 
in the fourth play rises to supreme heroism. Tne 
second four histories are in a sense a parallel 
cf the first four in that they give us the succes- 
sive stages in the development of an individuality 
which is presented in the last of the four as ideal 

In this last series of four may be found the 
working out of the theory that wrong brings retri" 
bution. This thought was probably not in the au- 
thor's mind at all when he wrote these plays, but 
he has been true to nature in presenting his char- 
acters, and as a natural result of wrong ref-ibu- 
tion follows. 

In his "Romeo and Juliet" Shakespeare shows 
that innocence and pathos are generally inter- 
woven. A circumstance that is pathetic always 
implies innocence, so here again he has been true 
to nature. * * * The tragedies teach us that 
when equilibrium in national or family relations 
is overthrown the result is violence, or better, in 
the name of the class, a tragedy. * * * There 
are only a few places in Shakespeare's works 
where a definite set of precepts is laid down, and 
of these the advice of Polonius to his son is per- 
haps the best. 

A itmiNin ii 

To the Editor: 

For the sake of the dignity of their own stu- 
dents who have been graduated from "school" and 
are now college men and college women, will you 
not convey a quiet hint to certain of the College 
professors to stop speaking of "school closing" 
and "school opening" and of what other "schools" 
are doing, when all the while they mean "college" 
and other "colleges." Our professors ought to be 
our models in the clear and discriminating use 
of the mother tongue. CAPITAL C. 



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Directory of Student Organizations. 

Athletic Association— President, Prof. R. H. McKee; Secre- 
tary, E. S. Scott. 

Foot ball— Manager, W. N. Carter ; Captain, Fermar T. Black. 

Baseball— Manager, Arthur W. Campbell; Captain, T. Edgar 

Indoor Baseball— Captain, O. S. Thompson. 

Tennis Association— President, Lowell H. Beach ; Secretary, 
Chas. Cobb. 

Y. M. C. A.— President, George Cromley ; Secretary, L. C. 

Y. W. C. A.— President, Vida Graham ; Secretary, Belle J. 

Soon the machinery that transforms high 
school students into freshmen at Lake Forest 
College will again be in motion. Already the 
"new student" committees are being appointed, 
because experience warrants us in believing that 
"with a long pull, a strong pull and a pull alto- 
gether," there will be no trouble in duplicating 
the increase in enrollment of this year, thus 
bringing on the campus next September a much 
larger number of students than has ever before 
ueen in Lake Forest. If an increase of thirty has 
been made in the experimental year, when no 
one knew just where to look for "prospectives or 
how to get them when found, it is not unreason- 
able to expect fifty more as the result of the con- 
centrated efforts of the coming year, making 
the total enrollment one hundred and eighty, or, 
perhaps, two hundred. 

But what are we going to do with them? is the 
Question. There are instructors and classrooms 
enouglv though, to be sure, a new building would 
not come amiss to the scientific departments — 
the campus is big enough, and there is plenty to 
eat, but where are they going to sleep and live 
pnd study? 

Every room in Lois Durand Hall is occupied. 
This was foreseen last spring, and, long before 
the opening of college, the rooms were reserved, 
and three or four late-comers had to be turned 
away. If, as some educators assert, the propor- 
tion of women to men in a co-educational college 
should be as one to three or four, new apartments 
for women are not yet necessary.. 

But the men must be provided for. North Hall 
is crowded, College Hall has room for only six 
more men; in the Commons places might be made 
for five or six, but at the most the dormitories 
can accommodate only fifteen new students, fif- 
teen out of forty. Where are the twenty-five to 

There has always been a sentiment in college 
against rooming in private residences off the 
campus, probably for the reason that it does not 
foster college spirit. Even if it were desirable, 
residences reasonably close to the recitation halls 
are not available. The inhabitants of Lake For- 
est are few, are wealthy and have large estates 
that crowd to a considerable distance from the 
campus the houses of the less wealthy who are 
willing to rent rooms to college students. 

Then if the men were compelled to leave the 
campus, they would go in bodies, probably as 
f: aternities. Fraternity houses are objectionable, 
since segregation always increases rivalry, and 
in a small college the commendable inter-frater- 
nity spirit is that which seeks the unification of 
plans and efforts for the common good. The broth- 
erly feeling, man for man, each helping his fellow 
in an unselfish way, must always be the ideal, 
and it cannot be nearest approached by separa- 
tion, which is invariably accompanied -by a diver- 
sification of interests. Probably the greatest ad- 
vantage of a dormitory is the forbearance and the 
willingness for self-sacrifice that are almost un- 
consciously taught to the men as they live to- 
gether, day and night. The societies have differ- 
ent ideals, and to separate them cuts off from the 
members of each many privileges and associa- 
tions that make for the broadest culture and "the 
highest manhood. 

The last paragraph has not been entirely off 
the question, but we come finally to the need of 
Lake Forest, the great and pressing need of an- 
other dormitory for men. An indefinite, hut yet 
significant remark has often been heard w r hen the 



question of money has been raised: "You get the 
students, and the money will be forthcoming." 
We believe it, but the human desire is always for 
tangible, evident foundation on which faith may 
rest — and we are human. 

In our mind's eye we see on the southern part 
of the campus a large, beautiful building, with 
men walking in and out, singing college songs, 
cheering, thinking, living for Lake Forest and 
her ideals. Those are the students whom we are 
going to get next year; the building is the dormi- 
tory which is going to to be presented by some 
broad-minded man or men who recognize that, in 
giving to the education of the young people who 
are to fight the battles and continue the work of 
the coming century, they are doing the noblest 
and highest deeds that God permits to men. Some- 
thing tells us that we are going to see that picture 
in the reality. 



Mass Meeting, Tuesday, after chapel, 

Dr. McClure spoke briefly at the noonday chape 1 
on Friday. 

Carter, '05, has been elected captain of the foot- 
ball team for next year. 

Mr. Wirt Robinson of Chicago visited his sister 
Irene at Lois Durand Hall on Sunday. 

We regret that Burrows, '0G, has decided to 
leave college at the end of this week. 

There was no vesper service on Sunday :>n ac- 
count of the communion service at the church. 

Miss Alta Walker enjoyed a visit from her 
brother, Mr. Wallace Walker of Chicago, 0x1 Sun- 

Advice to Seniors: It is not impossible for a 
man to stand on his own dignity without being 

The Y. W. C. A. meeting of last Thursday even- 
ing was led by Miss Griggs, the topic being "Sal- 
vation a Gift of God." 
"invitations have been issued for an informal 
dance to be given by the Phi Pi Epsilon fraternity 
next Saturday afternoon. 

Miss Myrtle Crawford of Ottawa visited her 
friend, Miss Ora Whitmore at Lois Durand Hall 
last week Friday and Saturday. 

The comedy, "David Garrick" will be presented 
by college students on January 29th. No definite 
assignment of parts has yet been made. 

Professor — Why do doctors use Latin in writing 

Miss T. — Because it is a dead language, I sup- 

Barry and Jackman visited Kammerling, ex-'06, 
at his home in Chicago on Wednesday of last 
week. He is attending Lewis Institute near his 

Y. W. C. A. still has on hand a number of ban- 
ners of Ferry Hall, the School and the College. 
Any one wishing to purchase may apply to Miss 
Miriam Washburne. 

Of course the junior bench would be of no prac- 
tical benefit even if completed, but why do we 
have this emblem of a graveyard on the campus 
ot a live college like Lake Forest? 

An item in the West Division High School paper 
says that the class of 1903 has formed a perma- 
nent organization. Lloyd Munger is president 
and Roy Jamieson treasurer. They expect- to 
have a dance during the holidays. 

Tuesday evening Dr. and Mrs. Harlan were "at 
home" to the football players, and about fifteen 
of the college women. Those present unite in 
praise of the cheer and good fellowship which 
characterizes the President's receptions. 

The sophomores seem determined to have a 
beautiful class picture. They had the eighth 
sitting yesterday, but several pigeon-toes were 
present and another attempt will soon be made. 
Mr. Ferguson ably assisted with the bird. 

Gymnasium work began on Wednesday of last 
week. The "gym" has had several improvements 
since last year. Mr. Wilson was busy when The 
Stentor correspondent called, and therefore a de- 
tailed account will have to be deferred until a 
later issue. 

Opportunity has been given to the students 
of the college and preparatory schools to join the 
Lake Forest Winter Club, with all of the out-of- 
door privileges. Sixty of the students from the 
Boys' School and the College have applied for 
membership. From this number a hockey team 
will soon be organized to play match games with 
the town hockey team. 

Dr. S. B. Meek, curator of the Department of 
Fishes, Field Columbian Museum, gave a very in- 
teresting and instructive lecture, illustrated by 
iantern slides, on the topography, people, indus- 
tries, native customs and future prospects of the 
Isthmus of Tehuantepec, on Friday in the physical 
lecture room. It was well attended. Other scien- 
tists eminent in their respective fields will lecture 
irom time to time during the winter. 

Herbert and Theodore Stark had an unexpected 
visit Friday from their father, Mr. Herbert Stark, 
who has just broken the record on a trip from the 
Klondike, coming from Dawson City to Chicago 
in fourteen days. The 400 miles from Dawson 



to the White Horse Pass Railway was made in a 
sledge with six horses with the weather at 40 
below zero, the teams being changed at relay 
houses every twenty miles. Mr. Stark represents 
at Dawson the Pacific Coast Mining Company as 
assistant treasurer and secretary. Mr. Stark is 
a keen observer and sees things in nature that the 
average man misses. He is a delightful conversa- 


Classes Elect Representatives — Officers Are 

Elected— Sweaters to Be Given Sonogram 

Football Ulen. 

During the week the classes have met and 
elected their representatives to the Board of Con- 
trol. They are Richman, '04; Ferguson, '05; 
Graff, '06, and Bethard, '07. The Misses Robinson, 
Betten and Walk,er, captains respectively of the 
basket ball, tennis and hockey teams, represent 
the women on the board. The other members are 
Gamble and Campbell, baseball; Black and Carter, 
football; Scott, track team, and Thompson, indoor 
baseball. Captains of the men's basket ball and 
tennis teams are yet to be elected. 

The first meeting was held last Friday in the 
German room. Officers were elected for the 
year: Vice-president. Richman; secretary. Miss 
Betten; treasurer, Bethard. Manager Carter 
read his report of the expenditures for the_foot- 
ball season. L. C. Smith was elected manager of 
the indoor baseball team. The meeting then ad- 
journed until Tuesday on account of lack of 
further time. 

At this meeting it was decided to award mono- 
grams to the football men on the same plan as 
has been used in former years — that is, by vote of 
the Board of Control on recommendation of the 
coach and captain. The 1903 men to receive 
monograms are Black, Chapman, Bloom, Hen- 
nings, Yeomans, Charleson, Carter, McCrea, 
Slusher, Campbell, Jamieson, Burrows. These 
men are also to receive sweaters as a small re- 
ward for the brilliant work done this past season. 

It was recommended that managers of the dif- 
ferent teams keep all accounts until the end of 
their terms, and then present them all together 
for the approval of the Board of Control. 


Now that the football season is over, the atten- 
tion of those athletically inclined is being turned 
toward indoor baseball. In late years this branch 
of sport has been somewhat of a side issue in the 
college. While the football team has been at- 
tracting the notice of the "rooters," Captain 
Thompson has had his men working steadily in 

the gymnasium and L. C. Smith has been secur- 
ing games. 

A large number of men are trying for positions, 
and there is abundant material for a good snappy 
team. Of the old men out are Thompson, Stark, 
Beach, Carter, Scott and Ross. Many of the new 
men have had experience on their high school 

The first game will be played next Saturday 
evening with the Waukegan High School as op- 
ponents. The schedule is incomplete as yet, but 
it includes several good games. The latter end 
of the season will be devoted to class games. 


The football association at Yale has cleared 
S50.000 from this season's games. 

On Dec. 4 Yale won her first debate from Har- 
vard in five years, making a total score of 10 to 4 
in all annual debates. 

Mr. John D. Rockefeller has offered to give 
Vassar College $200,000 or such part of this sum 
as may be equaled by gifts from other sources 
before June, 1904. Fifty thousand dollars has so 
far been subscribed and an appeal is made for 
further gifts. 

It is reported that the Crown Prince of China 
will come to the United States next summer, and 
will witness the annual Yale-Harvard boat race, 
under the escort of Wong Kai Kah, a Yale gradu- 
ate, who is Chinese commissioner to the St. Louis 

A silver cup has been presented to the Univer- 
sity of California to be competed for by different 
debating clubs. On the trophy will be engraved 
the names of the members of winning teams, until 
the cup comes into permanent possession of one 
of the societies. 

Mr. Starr J. Murphy, a New York attorney, is 
paying a week's visit to the University of Chicago 
as the educational representative of John D. 
Rockefeller. It is rumored that Mr. Murpny's 
visit may result in a new gift from Rockefeller 
to carry out the University's enlarged plans for 
the medical department. 

An epidemic of typhoid fever seems to be 
threatening several of our large universities. The 
fever broke out at Brown University and Williams 
College a few weeks ago, and within the last 
week there have been several cases at Evanstbn. 
As a guard against such an epidemic, the authori- 
ties of Chicago University have issued a t ulletin 
requesting students to avoid boarding houses 
where unfiltered water is used. 

The student body at Stanford is considering the 



adoption of the honor system, which has been in. 
successful operation at Princeton and a few other 
eastern universities. This applies especially to 
the matter of cheating or "cribbing" in examina- 
tions. Under this scheme the students would be 
placed strictly upon their honor and would them- 
selves detect and punish by dismissal from col- 
lege any of their classmates who received aid or 
employed other dishonest means in examinations. 
Prizes amounting to $2,555 have been offered by 
the College Essay Publishing Company of Boston, 
Mass.. to be competed for by students of any coi- 
;ege in the United States. The student will be al- 
lowed to write on any of the following subject?: 
(1) Literature — including assays and hislory--pa" 
pers on psychology, on sociology and on scientific 
subjects; (2) Poetry; (3) College incidents and 
anecdotes; (4) drawings; (5) papers that have 
won college prizes or hav-3 been printed in college 
periodicals. There will be five departments in 
the competition: Senior, Junior, Sophomore, 
Freshman and Post Graduate. In each of these 
five departments three prizes of $150 each will 
be awarded to the best papers in group one; five 
purses of $30 to the best poems, and other prizes 
ot lesser amount. A member of a freshman class 
will compete with freshmen only. 


Miss Curtis was a guest of Miss Pickett Fri- 
day night. 

Edna Bruen's father and aunt took luncheon 
with her Friday. 

Gertrude Fiedler visited the Sigma Kappas Fri- 
day and Saturday. 

A picture-hanger came out last week from An- 
derson's art store in Chicago to hang some new 
pictures, the most important of which was a fine 
copy of Sargent's "Prophets." 

Miss Knave, who has been visiting Ethel Gerber 
and Helene Dudley, favored us with a solo in 
chapel Sunday evening. Miss Knave has a beauti- 
ful voice. Her singing was much enjoyed. 

The wedding of Mr. Philip Douglas Clark to 
Miss Jessie Lee Fisher of the class of 1903 oc- 
curred on Wednesday, Dec. 3, at Red Oak, la. 
Mr. and Mrs. Clark will reside in Red Oak. 

The Rev. Mr. O. J. Davies, rector of the Church 
of the Holy Spirit, led the chapel services Mon- 
day evening. He extended a cordial invitation to 
the girls to attend the Episcopal Church next Sun 
day at 11 o'clock. The Rt. Rev. C. P. Anderson, 
Eishop Coadjutor of Chicago, will administer the 
rite of confirmation and preach the sermon. 

The annual Ferry Hall reception occurred Fri- 

day afternoon and evening. The parlors and re- 
freshment room were decorated with palms and 
roses. During the afternoon and in the evening 
Mrs. Bessie Bonn Richer read child verse. Mrs. 
Richer is a pleasing reader and one sees from 
her interpretation that she is a thorough student 
of child life. 

The seniors gave the first class dance of the 
season at the Durand Institute Saturday after- 
noon. It was a matinee dance in honor of the 
senior and junior preparatory classes. An attempt 
at decoration was made, but on account of the 
size of the room it extended no further than a few 
cozy corners. The music was good and every one 
reported a jolly time. 

The Forester board for Ferry Hall is as fol- 

Editor-in-Chief — Miss Anita Bruce. 

Assistant Editor — Miss Isabelle Dennison. 

Business Manager — Miss Frankie Hale. 

Correspondents — Misses Alice Hubbard, 
riet McClure, Gertrude Eichten, Florence 
Mings, Elizabeth Cramer. 

The annual fair of the Ferry Hall Alumnae As- 
sociation on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 11 and 12, 
promises to be an interesting event. The fair 
will open at 4 o'clock on Friday afternoon and 
will be continued through the evening. On Sat- 
urday it will be open at 11 in the morning and 
will continue through the afternoon and evening. 
The Alumnae Association extends a hearty invita- 
tion to its many friends to come and help make 
this a happy occasion. 



At a meeting of the Athletic Association Tues- 
day the following elections were made: Manager 
of baseball team, George Price; captain of track 
team, Denmead; manager of track, Ragan. 

At a recent meeting of the Academic League 
Mr. Sloane was made chairman of a committee 
to revise the constitution, with a view of elimina- 
ting many of the squabbles which annually arise 
ii regard to settlement of championships. 

Indoor baseball is being strongly agitated, and 
it is likely that a team will be organized in the 
near future. 

A notice has been posted asking the students 
interested in the organization of an orchestra to 
bring back instruments after the holidays. Non- 
playing students are asked to bring back ear 

The "Pit" proved to be " too noisy. Any one 
wishing this game can get same by calling on 
Mr. Stephens. 




Our record this week includes the class gradu- 
ated in 1890 and those others whose names first 
appeared in the catalogue of 1886-87. We are 
sending each week a good many copies of Tho 
Stentor to those whose names occur in the cur- 
rent number and also to those who were in 
college at the same time with those mentioned, in 
the hope that they will find interest in our facts 
and especially that they will correct or amplify 
our information wherever possible. 

Anderson, James, Jr., 1886-90, B. A. Surveyor 
and engineer. City engineer Lake Forest. Was 
county surveyor Lake County, 111. Married: 1899, 
Miss Cora E. Maxwell, Lake Forest. Children: 
Harriet M., born 1900, died 1902; Helen, 1903. 
Address: Lake Forest. 

Farwell (Chatfield-Taylor) Rose, 1880-90, B. A. 
Married: 1890 to Hobart C. Chatfield-Taylor, a 
graduate of Cornell. Children : Adelaide C, 1891; 
Wayne, 1893; Otis, 1899. Address: Lake ■ Forest, 

Dickens- Lewis, Rev. W. F., 1888-90, B. A. 
Studied theology at Princeton Seminary; gradu- 
ated 1893 ; ordained and installed as pastor of the 
Rodney Street Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, 
Del., 1893; trustee of Delaware Military School; 
Delaware Industrial School for girls and Wilming- 
ton Free Library. Member St. George's Society 
of Philadelphia and of St. David's Society. Mem- 
ber of Atlantic Union, London, England. Elected 
a governor of the Transatlantic Society of Amer- 
ica, with John Converse and Alex. Van Rennse- 
laer. Has traveled all over the United States ; 
crossed the Atlantic twenty-five times to Europe 
and West Indies. Contributor of articles for the 
New York Observer, Presbyterian Journal, British 
Weekly, etc. Married: Miss Blanche Weldib of 
Wilmington, Del. Address: Wilmington, Del. 

Goodale (Jessup) Abbie, 1886-90, B. A. Taught 
Latin and mathematics in Ladies' Seminary at 
Oswego, Kan., 1890-1; primary work in Indian 
Mission School, Wheelock, Ind. Ter., 1901-2. Mar- 
ried, 1892, to Mr. John V. Jessup of Oswego, 111. 
Children: William Alvin, 1894; Esther Linsley, 
1895; John Goodale, 1899. Address: Oswego, 111. 

McNair, Mary J., 1886-90, B. S. Graduate study 
at the University of Chicago. Principal of the 
Hinsdale (111.) High School. Address: Hinsdale, 

Sickels (Welch) Gracia Gay, 1886-90, B. A. 
Taught in Geneseo Collegiate Institute, 1890-1, 
and in graded school of Dixon, 111., 1891-2. Mar- 
ried 1892, Alfred G. Welch, principal of Elgin 
(111.) Academy five years and afterward head 
master of Lake Forest Academy, now deceased. 

Children: James Dunham, 1894, deceased; Caro- 
lyn Isabelle, 1895; Alfred Charles Linnell, 1898, 
deceased. Mrs. Welch is now teaching Latin in 
Wauwatosa (Wis.) High School. Address: Wau- 
watosa, Wis. 

Stanley (Jack) Grace, 1886-90, B. S. Taught in 
Alcott School, Lake Forest, 1890-93; in private 
kindergarten, Chicago, 1893-95. Married: 1895, 
Professor Albert E. Jack, L. F., 1884. Children: 
Morris Stanley, 1897; Elmer Simmons, 1898; Mar- 
shall Miner, 1900; Mary Louise, 1902. Address: 
Lake Forest. 

Clarke, Mary Amanda, 1886-7. Graduated from 
Oberlin College in 1891. Taught in Princeton, 
Ky., 1887-1892. Teheran, Persia, 1892-8. Alma, 
Mich.. 1899-00; Detroit, Mich., 1902-3; Carlton Col- 
lege, Northfield, Minn., 1903—. Address: North- 
field, Minn. 

Durand (Smith) Daisy, 1886-7. Has traveled 
extensively and lived in California. Married: 
1901, Franklin Pratt Smith, Chicago. Son: Henry 
Durand Smith, 1902. Address: 2625 Prairie Ave., 

Durand (Sherer) Lois, 1886-7. Married: 1891, 
Williar Sherer of Newark, N. J., president of the 
Union National Bank of Newark. Children: Lois 
Durand, 1892; Paul Renner, 1893; William. Jr., 
1895; Joseph Durand, 1899. Address: 47 Reynolds 
Terrace, Orange, N. J. 

Gallwey, Neptune Blood William, 1887-90. 
Studied theology at Princeton Seminary, 1890-1; 
McCormick. 1 891-3. Was ordained a clergyman 
of the Presbyterian Church, at Lake Forest, 1893. 
Appointed co-ordinate pastor of Olivet Presby- 
terian Church, Chicago, by Home Mission Board. 
Became sole pastor in 1894. Organized first so- 
cial settlement in connection with a church in 
Chicago, which had all equipment, social, socio- 
logical and educational, besides the religious ser- 
vices of the church. This settlement was known 
as the Clybourn Avenue Social Settlement. Re- 
signed from the Presbyterian ministry in 1899 and 
entered the ministry of the Episcopal Church. 
Was connected with the staff of Grace Church, 
New York, as a postulate for holy orders. Or- 
dained deacon by Bishop Potter at Newport, R. 
I., in 1890. Became rector-elect of Trinity 
Church at Menlo Park, in 1900 and rector after 
ordination by Bishop Nichols at Menlo Park in 
1901. Has written various articles of a socio- 
logical nature, discussing the problems of crowd- 
ed city life. Married: 1900, Mary Newbold Edgar 
of Newport, R. I. Daughter: Alice Kathleen Gall- 
wey, 1901. Address: Menlo Park, Cal. 

Godfrey, William C, 1886-Dec, 1889. Spent one 
year and a half at Michigan University, chiefly in 


study of chemistry. Occupations: Stamp mill and 
mining in Colorado; for five years a grocer in 
Dixon, 111. ; later, and at present, a dairy and 
stock farmer. Married: 1888, Miss Lily E. Ward 
of Lake Forest, who had studied at Lake Forest 
and Smith. Daughter: Katherine Duggan, 1899. 
Address: Dixon. 111., R. D., No. G. 

Lufkin, H. E., 1886-7. Now a merchant. Mar- 
ried: 1892, Miss Elizabeth H. Lawrence of Car- 
bondale. 111. Daughter: Priscilla Allen, died 
1894; Chloe Allen, born 1895. Address: Anna. 111. 

Smith (Greenlees) Elizabeth Colville, 1886-7. 
Taught four years in Winnebago (111.) High 
School. Married, 1892, David A. Greenless, im- 
porting and shipping agent, India and Australasia. 
Daughters: Helen Watson Dorothy, 1893; Rose 
Andrew, 1895. Has resided in Queensland, Aus., 
New Zealand and New South Wales, Aus. Has 
traveled extensively through Australasia. British 
Isles and Ireland. Address: Avon Road, Pymble. 
N. S. W., Australasia. 

Steel, George H.. 1886-90. On engineering 
corps, C. & N. W. Ry., 1890-2. Engineer for J. A. 
Bohn & Co., 1893-4. Entered U. S. Army in 1894. 
Served in Fifth and Nineteenth Infantry. Re- 
signed as First Lieutenant, Nineteeth Infantry, 
after the Spanish-American war. Now in the shoe 
business in Evansville, Ind. Married: 1898, Miss 
Mary Lowry Hinkle, a former student at Ferry 
Hall. Son: George Hinkle Steel, 1899. Address: 
Evansville, Ind. 

Of the following we can give only the address: 

Camp, Irma. Mrs. Hartley, Brainerd. Minn. 

Durand, Henry Z. Lawyer, Chamber of Com : 
merce, Chicago. 

Patrick, Ernest D., Marengo, 111. 

So far we have not succeeded in getting any 
trace of 

Elliott, Mabel, whose collegiate address was 
Villard, Minn., and who was for some years a 
missionary in Mexico. 


Chicago Alumni Entertain the Football Players 

at "College Inn."— Almost Every Team 

since the KO's Represented among 

the Alamni Present. 

The Chicago Alumni Club of the Lake Forest 
Alumni Association gave a dinner in honor of 
the football team at the "College Inn" Monday 
evening. It was an event to be remembered 
for many reasons. The largest number ever pres- 
ent at the Alumni Club meetings, many of them 
there for the first time, sat around the festal 
board and again lived over the old days and told 
stories of the times wlien we used to defeat 

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Northwestern, Chicago, Illinois and Wisconsin. 
Linnell and Williams, who played on the team 
of '88, the first Rugby football team in the West, 
were present. That the alumni are vitaltly in- 
terested in college affairs of today was shown by 
the spirit of the company. It was a football even- 
ing from start to finish, almost every team in 
Lake Forest since the origin of the game being- 

Fred Hayner, '95, acted as toast-master and 
was the first to speak of the proposed alliance 
with Beloit College. In nearly every toast this 
league was mentioned and endorsed. It was the 
general opinion that not only Lake Forest but 
college athletics throughout the west would be 
benefited by the alliance. One of the alumni 
i uggested that a fund be started to provide com- 
petent officials for all the important games each 
year. Another said that it would be a good plan 
if the Chicago alumni attend in a body the games 
at Lake Forest. Professor McKee spoke of the 
success which has attended the efforts to raise 
money for athletics and especially endorsed the 
' special assessment" which has added already 
almost two hundred dollars to the athlet- 
ic fund. Mr. Herschberger told of the prog- 
ress in athletics in college. In the course of his 
remarks he said that it was not the coach that 
made the team, that he had worked harder last 
year with less success. The spirit of the players, 
he said, was the important thing; and that, while 
the games were won this year, they might have 
been won by larger scores. Mr. Black, in behalf 
of the team, spoke of the new spirit that has ta- 
ken hold of the student body and of the benefits 
that the players derive from such hearty support. 

Dr. Harlan was the last speaker and em- 
phasized the fact that the enthusiasm over 
athletics is an index of the revived interest 
in every department of college life. In the litera- 
ry societies, in oratory and debate, in all the stu- 
dent organizations is this live and growing spirit. 
The students believe in the institution, are loyal 
and earnest in their endeavors to advance each 
and every one of its interests. And surely with 
the support of the alumni we can accomplish all 
eur hopes, and make Lake Forest the foremost 
college in the West. 


An interesting meeting at luncheon was held at 
Field's tea room in Chicago Saturday by alum- 
nae of the college. Those present were Mrs. 
Elizabeth Gardner Halsey, '83; Mrs. Mary Horton 
Wadsworth, '89; Miss Mary Davies, '91; Miss 
Rubie Adams, '93; Miss Rena Oberne, Miss Grace 
Pearce and Mrs.. Grace Brubacker Linnell, '94; 


Miss Ida M. Mc- 


Mrs. Charlotte Siese White, '95 
Lean, '97; Miss Ida M. Francis, 1903. The de- 
voted and indefatigable alumni secretary, Miss 
Oberne, hopes to make this reunion the beginning 
of a women's alumni club for Chicago and vi- 


Miss Jane S. Wilson, whose fuller record just 
missed the last number, has been for some years 
a teacher in the Wadleigh High School in New 
York City. 


A newspaper dispatch of Nov. 28 tells of the 
violent death by shooting at his home near Teha- 
mah, Neb., of W. L. Paddock. This is especially 
tragic because it was at the hands of his own 
father, a man highly esteemed in his own vicinity, 
but in late years addicted to heavy drinking at 
times. Since he was graduated Mr. Paddock has 
lived at his father's home, for family reasons, 
but has been prominent in the life of his neigh- 
borhood. Last autumn he was a candidate for 
the office of county treasurer, and within a fort- 
night letters have come to his former instructors 
asking information about his eligibility as a 
county school superintendent. 

Mr. Paddock came to Lake Forest at the begin- 
ning of his junior year from Bellevue College. 
His major work was in biology, and he gave pri- 
vate instruction to a number of pupils in the 
town. The cordial sympathy of all who knew 
him here will go out to his stricken family. 

The Stentor has been slow in receiving word of 
the marriage, Oct. G, of Miss Jessie Wetherhold 
of Macomb, 111. to Mr. William Barrie of Marshall- 
town, la. Miss Wetherhold was a successful 
teacher at Macomb and later at Marshalltown, 
and yields to no one as an enthusiastic friend of 
ber Alma Mater. 


The following appeared recently in the "Ma- 
comb Journal: "Miss Pearl Love, a teacher in the 
high school at Bushnell. broke a blood vessel 
Sunday and is in a very dangerous condition. She 
boards at the hotel and was engaged in a pillow 
fight with some of the other young ladies. As she 
stooped to pick up a pillow, having become some- 
what heated by her exertion, a blood vessel in her 
lung was ruptured. She lives in Aledo. This 
morning it was not thought that she could re- 
cover." We have had no late report of her con- 
dition, but hope that it is not so serious as was 
first thought. 


R. D Baldwin has accepted a position as ad- 

vertising manager of the "St. Augustine Evening 
Record." His address >s Spear Mansion, St. Au- 
gustine, Fla. 

A. R. Willis has been obliged to leave Chicago 
and McCormick Seminary for a less rigorous cli- 
mate and has entered the San Francisco Seminary 
at San Anselmo, Cal. 


Chancellor MacCracken of the New York 
university has proposed an entrance require- 
ment for college students that would puzzle most 
of the applicants for admission and also the up- 
per classmen and graduates, including a pretty 
long list of professors. It is that they should 
know by heart the Ten Commandments, the Ser- 
mon on the Mount, a church catechism of some 
kind and a score of the scripture psalms and the 
best classic hymns. 

That such a requirement should be generally 
enforced is doubtful, but there can be no question 
about the immense value of biblical study, and 
particularly of the memorizing of many passages 
in both the Old and New Testaments. This work' 
we know is part of the training of the Sunday 
schools, and yet it is surprising how many edu- 
cated men there are who seem to have missed 
it entirely. Whether it is relatively less com- 
mon than it used to be we do not know, but the-e 
are cases which would indicate that it has not 
been much advanced by the "modern facilities." 
A father who had a very meager schooling in 
the days before the war will astonish his son to 
whom he has given every educational advantage 
by some effective biblical allusion or a fine quo- 
tation that is a revelation in religion, morals and 
literature. The former has had a discipline which 
the latter lacked, and he has a possession for 
which there is no adequate substitute. 

To say nothing of the question of faith and 
religious conviction, the loss is fatal to any prop- 
er enjoyment of the best writing in our language 
outside the Bible. Not only is Milton unintelli- 
gible without the Bible groundwork, but most 
of the great poets, orators and essayists who 
have contributed to the glories of the English 
tongue have owed an incalculable debt to the 
same source, but it is more apparent now than 
ever that of making many books there is no end, 
and in the deluge of print the noble is neglected 
for the ignoble, and attentive, assimilative read- 
ing seems likely to become a lost art. 

Every young man, whether he is going to col- 
lege or not, could certainly profit by the hint 
which Chancellor MacCracken gives. — Record 

The S ten tor. 

Vol. XVIII. Lake Forest, III., December 17, 1903. No. 12 


If thou should'st bid me guess the time of year 
When thou wast born, my answer swift would be: 
" When robin redbreast called from tree to tree 
Seeking the mate his throbbing heart held dear — 
When roses, red and white, that waited near 
The open window, waved their love to thee, 
And the cool breeze that whispered lovingly 
Brought song and scent and color with its cheer. 
When gazing on thy face, I see the red 
And white enchantment of the rose in June ; 
The rose's odor lingers in thy hair ; 
And when I hear thee sing, o'er me is shed 
The full perfection of the rapturous tune 
That robin pipes when love is in the air." 




Willie had heard a great deal about church fairs 
from his sisters and from his papa. And now dif- 
ferent their descriptions were! At first he 
thought they must have been at different places. 
He was not old enough to know that it is all in 
one's point of view. Willie grew up and went to 
college with no personal acquaintance with fairs. 

In his freshman year the Y. W. C. A. adver- 
tised a fair to be held in the gymnasium on the 
Saturday before Thanksgiving. He decided to 
go. He arrayed himself in fine linen and pre- 
pared his mind to see beautiful things in beauti- 
ful surroundings, sold by beautiful girls at ab- 
surdly low prices. Warned by masculine de- 
scriptions, he left part of his legal tender at 
home (on the piano, so to speak). 

He set out for the fair with a sort of a feeling 
that the gym was a very appropriate place for it, 
since one would probably get plenty of exercise 
in trying to make believe he was spending bush- 
els of money. 

Willie half expected to find some sweet dam- 
sel discoursing "touching" music at the piano. 
He was met at the door by. the "steering" com- 
mittee. For the benefit of the uninitiated we 
will say that this committee comprises those 
girls whose persuasive powers are most highly 
developed and who have a large, guaranteed, 
registered capacity for ice-cream, candy, cake, 
coffee and tea. An experienced "worker" has. 
been known to dispose of four cups of tea, five 
of coffee, six plates of ice-cream, besides a pound 
or two of cake and candy, in an evening. 

Willie was surprised and delighted to find how 
popular he was. He was not aware that so many 
of the girls knew him. In fact, they all seemed 
to be very much pleased to see him. He never 
had received so much attention in his life before 
from the feminine gender. He was simply over- 
whelmed. They showed him around from this 
booth to that and back again, and it was strange 
how his tastes ran. He had never been a coffee 
drinker, but when a "fair" German girl asked 
if he took sugar in his coffee, he said "No," 
which negative ordered the coffee. He drank it 
and paid for it (he thought he paid for the cup, 
too, but they didn't give it to him). It was 
more like a dream than anything else, and he 
was having such a lovely time. 

Finally, after he had imbibed rather freely and 
was thinking how beautiful all things were, one 
of the steering committee (probably thinking he 
was at last in the proper frame of mind), sug-" 
gested that they visit the "banner booth." He 
bought one, and then they told him how much 
his sister would like "one of those $3 ones in the 

corner." Willie would have purchased it aflfl 
maybe more, but he discovered that his money 
was gone. "I'll go home and get some more 
money," he said. 

He couldn't find his hat, at least none fitted 
him; they were all too small. At last he found 
his own and started for home, carrying it in his 
hand. How it had shrunk! he thought.. 

It must have been the cold air that revived 
him, for he began thinking. As a result of said 
process he did not return and now is rejoicing in 
what he left at home on the piano. 


'Twas a dark and dismal evening and the brig- 
ands large and small were all seated' around a 
camp fire, when up spake the captain of the 
motley throng to his trusty lieutenant Antonio: 
"Antonio, tell us a story," and Antonio told it as 

"I lika de monk an' de monk lika me, an' we 
lika all de same, but de bad American boy kicka 
de monk, an' de monk kicka de buck. Ain't got 
no monk — can't geta de mon. Stop grinda de 
org. I go New York de city to sell de banan. 
Police a de man taka de fist full every time — I 
getta mad, he puncha me, then I grabba my sui- 
leto and give to him — so! I run away and join 
Chief Badmano." 

The chief thereupon decided to have each of 
his choice spirits tell how they came to join his 
band. "Let us go right around the circle. You 
begin, Dennis Moriarity," said he. 

"Sure and I'm after livin' all me loife in Chf 
cago. That's meanin' I'm a dead one now. They 
made me an alderman, an' 'twas a grand job, to 
be sure, but one day the praste sez to me, sez he: 
'Its refarming ye must be if ye want to go to 
hiven,' sez he, standin' forninst me and lookin' 
that solemn you'd a thought he had the stomach 
ache for himself instid of the heart ache for me. 
'Well,' sez I to myself, 'Dennis, ye must. But I 
don't like sudden changes; I'll get my virtoo by 
degrees,' sez I, and so I came to spend a year 
with your noble chief, Badmano." 

Yon Yonson was next in line: "Waal, I tank I 
ban' a yan-i-tor, but the owner of the flat building 
he say I need some training first, so I tank I get 
him here." 

Peter Karagovitch's turn now came and every- 
one had settled to listen attentively, for they 
knew that the big Russian had been through 
nearly all the climaxes now known to the melo- 
dramatic stage. "Hist!" said he. "Heard you 
notski thatovitch? 'Tis some spy who has butted- 
inski. Let us give chasinski — and continue this 
some other time." ERNEST PALMER. 




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At the present day it is a poor coach or cap- 
tain who cannot have a championship football 
team. The prerequisites for champions grow 
less and less, until now a team with one victory 
to its credit can claim a championship of some- 
thing, and what that something may be is of lit- 
tle consequence to the friends of the team. 

More faulty still is the use of comparative 
scores. This scheme of figuring soon brings re- 
markable results, as can be easily seen, when we 
begin with the fact that Lake Forest defeated 
the Chicago Dental College by a larger score 
than did Northwestern University. The inevita- 
ble result is that we prove that we can defeat 

It is not essential that we should claim a cham- 
pionship for Lake Forest. It is sufficient to point 
to her record for the past season.. Without re- 
course to comparative scores, we have the fol- 
lowing facts: Lak= Forest defeated DePauw, 
Northwestern College and Monmouth ; Mon- 
mouth defeated Knox and Knox defeated Beloit. 
No one will dispute the assertion that Lake For- 
est has a stronger team than any of the colleges 
mentioned, when it is recalled that the games 
between Lake Forest, Monmouth, Knox and Be- 
loit were played during the last ten days of, the 
season, when each team was presumably at its 

Statistics of the men composing the champion- 
ship team of 1903. 

Black, '05, Captain. Tackle, 1901, left half, two 
years, 1902, 1903; 20 years old; height 6 feet; 
weight, 155 pounds. Played on Knoxville 
high school three years previous to coming to 
Lake Forest. Will return next year. 
Carter, '05 — Has played three years on the team; 
21 years old; height, 5 feet 9 inches; weight, 
138 pounds. Played on Waukegan high school 
one year. Will return. 
Campbell, '06— Quarter back, 1901-02; 21 years 
old; height, 5 feet 10 inches; weight. 163 
pounds. Played on the Watseka high school 
two years and South Chicago high school one 
year previous to coming to Lake Forest. Ex- 
pects to return next year. 
Hennings, '04 — Center, 1901, left guard, 1900; 
age, 23 years; height, 5 feet 10 inches; 
weight, 165 pounds. No football experience 
previous to coming to Lake Forest. Gradu- 
Slusher, '06— Full back two years; age, 19 years; 
height, 5 feet 11 inches; weight, 165 pounds. 

Full back two years on the Pendleton. Acad- 
emy. Will return next year. 
Burrows, '06 — Left end one year; age 19 years; 
height, 5 feet 11 inches; weight, 152 pounds. 
Half back on Clarinda high school two years. 
Will not return. 
Jamieson, '07 — Right half one year; age 20 years; 
height, 5 feet 10 inches; weight, 162 pounds. 
Half back on West Division high school four. 
years. Will return. 
Charleson, '07 — Left tackle one year; age 18 
years; height, 6 feet; weight, 164 pounds. 
Played one year on Portland Academy. Will 
return next year. 
McCrea, '06 — Left end two years; age 19 years; 
height, 5 feet 10 inches; weight, 150 pounds; 
half back on Indianapolis M. T. H. S. one 
year. Will return next year. 
Yeomans, '05 — Right tackle two years; age, 21 
years; height, 5 feet 11 inches; weight, 155 
pounds. Played two years on Danville high 
school. Will return next year. 
Bloom, '06 — Right Guard two years; age, 22 
years; height, 5 feet 10 inches; weight, 173 
pounds. Played two years on the Kendall 
Academy team. Will return next year. 
Chapman, '06 — Center two years; age, 23 years; 
height, 6 feet: weight, 190 pounds. Played 
one year on L. F. B. S. Will return next 
Summary: Average weight, 162 pounds; aver- 
age age, 20 years, 6 months; average height, 5 
feet, 10 2-3 inches. Ten of the twelve men ex- 
pect to return next year. 


Honor is the subject of my story. The foot- 
ball team did efficient work during the past sea- 
son and has been accorded merited praise. The 
efforts of the scrub team have not passed by to- 
tally unnoticed; more than one member of the 
regular team has publicly declared his appreci- 
ation of its work and alumni speakers have not 
withheld their words of commendation. Yet af- 
ter all has been said the scrub team receives lit- 
tle, glorification. It takes the part of a small 
but necessary tail to a big kite. At the end of 
the season the members have black and blue 
spots to show rather than black and red mono- 
gram sweaters. No parade, no bonfire, no ban- 
quet for them. They are all but forgotten in the 
enthusiasm of the moment of celebration — the 
team, aye the team, that's the thing. 

It is certainly fitting at such a time as this 
when the season's struggle is being reviewed, 



that the long-suffering scrubs be givej'n some 
share of the applause. They deserve it. With 
no hope of winning laurels- — with little hope of 
gaining any recognition whatsoever — these men 
have been remarkably faithful in their attend- 
ance upon the field and in unflinchingly meet- 
ing the buffeting of the regular team "and stem- 
ming it with hearts of controversy." All this 
was for the honor, not of themselves, but of the 
team. A man of flesh and blood and of lusty 
sinew is of more value than a score of tackling 
dummies, and an eleven composed of such stuff 
is surpassed in value only by the training that 
necessarily comes in battling for gridiron honors 
with a foreign opponent, and the scrub team is 
invaluable in preparing the men for just such a 
struggle. Let us not forget therefore the impor- 
tant part these men have played in bringing hon- 
or upon our team and credit to our College. In 
giving three cheers for the team let us give a 
tiger for the scrubs. 


First Indoor Baseball Game Shon s Ability but 
Inexperience of the College Players. 

Saturday night, in the College gymnasium, the 
indoor baseball team opened the season in a 
game with the Waukegan town team. Though 
defeated by the decisive score of 17 to 8, the 
Lake Forest men showed that they have the pow- 
er of developing into strong, quick players. All 
of them except Thompson are inexperienced: the 
first inning was a continuous attack of "stage 
fright," but as the game progressed the men re- 
covered confidence, began to work together, and 
did some very creditable playing. They were up 
against a live, experienced team, every man of 
which has grown up in the game, and it was no 
disgrace to lose. 

When the game was secured with the Wauke- 
gan team, it was with the understanding that it 
was to be played according to the rules of this 
year; ^fter thej had arrived, however, they re- 
fused to stand by this agreement, and after a 
long delay, Lake Forest, to satisfy the demands 
of the spectators, who were becoming impatient, 
consented to the use of last year's rules. This 
put Stark at a disadvantage since the old rules 
allow the pitcher two steps in delivering the ball 
and the new ones allow but one. Therefore, 
Thompson was compelled to pitch for Lake For- 
est and Stark was sent to the field. Gamble, who 
has been practicing at right short, was unable to 
be in the game and this position was not so strong 
as it will be. 

Andrews proved himself to be a valuable man 
behind the bat. He is fast and reasonably sure; 
very few bases were stolen on his throw to sec- 
ond. Several difficult catches of foul balls 
brought the applause of the "gallery." Like most 
of the men he is weak at batting. Milner played 
a faultless game at left short. He is perhaps th° 
fastest man on the team, and is a good batter. 
Ross and Bethard, at third and second bases, had 
no great chances to distinguish themselves, but 
did enough to show that they were able to fill the 
positions. Stark, while in the box. was unable to 
control the ball. Practice will correct this and 
his speed will be effective in later games. Charle- 
son, Beach and Michael will have to fight it out 
between them for the positions in the field, with 
the chances about even. Beach is the best bat- 
ter, Charleson the best at the throw, and Michael 
the quickest of the three. 

Captain Thompson is a host in himself. He un- 
derstands the game thoroughly, is a good fielder, 
can pitch if necessary, in fact can play any posi- 
tion in the nine. Under his leadership and coach- 
ing there is no reason why Lake Forest should not 
have a strong team. The men need practice at 
their regular positions, they need to learn to bat 
and to work together at all times. Very likely a 
second team will be organized and daily games 
will round the team into shape. 

Indoor baseball is a new thing at Lake Forest 
and the college is to be congratulated on the 
prospects of a good series of mid-winter athletic 
contests. The attendance of men and women is 
a proof of their interest in the game and their 
cheering will be an encouragement in later 
games. Success to the team in all its future con- 

The following indoor baseball schedule has 
been arranged: 

Jan. 9 — Medill High School. 

Jan. 16 — Armour Institute. 

Jan. 23 — West Division High School. 

Jan. 30 — Freshman-Sophomore. 

Feb. 6 — Junior-Senior. 

Feb. 13 — Winners in two preceding games. 

These games will all be played at the college 


While early predictions are usually not worth 
much, anyone acquainted with the conditions 
here this year must admit that the outlook for 
a good baseball team is brighter than it has been 
for years. We are certain of having access to 


the new diamond on Farwell Field. Heretofore 
the team has been handicapped by having to play 
on a field not even level, and fast, clean baseball 
was an impossibility. The freshman class has 
brought in several good men to add to the list of 
candidates for positions. 

Last year nearly all the pitching fell to Rich- 
man. Bethard, who pitched two years for the 
Boys' School team, and Wilson, a high school 
pitcher last year, will also try for this position. 
Ross will again be found behind the bat, and his 
batting and fielding are a great strength to the 
team. Of the old men. Stark, Thompson, Camp- 
bell, Erskine, Beach and Slusher all expect to join 
thesquad. When the freshmen candidates — McCon- 
nell, who played last year with the Marshalltown 
High School team; Milner, captain one year and 
second baseman two years on the Lake Forest 
Boys' School team; Tool and Rath, of the Ackley 
(la.) High School nine; Charleson and Lewis, 
and others who will report — come out in the 
spring, Mr. Herschberger will have the material 
for a team that ought to beat our college rivals. 


It is yet too early to give any definite schedule 
for the baseball team, but games will be ar- 
ranged for every , Saturday during the season, 
and there will also be a few midweek games. 
The purpose of the management is to get as 
many games as possible with colleges of our 
own size and to have as many of them as possible 
on our home grounds. We will probably take at 
least two three-day trips, one into Iowa and one 
into Indiana. Two games with Beloit are almost 
assured as well as two with Knox and one with 
Monmouth. We will secure games if possible 
with Purdue, Wabash. DePauw, Lawrence, Illinois 
and Northwestern colleges and Washington Uni- 
versity. Early games with high schools and pro" 
fessional schools in Chicago will give the team 
the preliminary training. 

New suits must be provided this year and a 
batting cage is needed very much for winter 
practice in the gymnasium. Mr. Lewis is plan- 
ning for a play, "David Garrick." to be given by 
his pupils Jan. 29. The proceeds from this will 
go to the baseball team, so every one should at- 
tempt to make it a success. With the proper 
financial support Lake Forest should have a win- 
ning team this year. 


contests will be held to decide individual cham- 
pionship and a banner will be given to the class 
that wins the greatest number of points during 
the spring. 

The contests will have a double interest for the 
students, as each contestant will, at the same 
time, win points for himself and his class. 

It is very essential that we should develop the 
material that we have in. college and especially 
the material among the lower classmen. This 
spring we shall have dual meets with at least two 
colleges, while the next year or two will surely 
see a great advance in track athletics, and we 
must begin earnest work now in order that Lake 
Forest may retain the enviable position that she 
has won for herself this fall. 


Extensive preparations are being made for 
track work during the coming spring. Five or six 

<;i,i-'.i-: club. 

[Will those who have the power of starting 
things take notice of this letter from an alum- 
Editor Stentor: 

As a former Glee Club man, I have been watch- 
ing the columns of The Stentor with interest for 
some announcement regarding the musical clubs. 
I have been surprised to see nothing concerning 
them and I have almost been forced to the con- 
clusion that nothing was being done along that 
line, but I sincerely hope that my suspicions are 
without sufficient grounds. To the Glee Club men 
of former years the annual trip was looked for- 
ward to as one of the important events of the 
college year and the present men in college do 
not know what they are missing. Aside from the 
mere pleasure derived from these trips, they 
were the best means of advertising the College 
then had, and I believe they cannot be allowed 
to pass out of the present college life without 
losing much that you may have if you only exert 
your natural abilities along these lines. 

At a time when there were only half as many 
men at Lake Forest as now the clubs were com- 
posed of about thirty men from that limited num- 
ber. The Lake Forest clubs at no time had to 
take a back seat for any clubs in' the West; it 
was the one college enterprise in which Lake 
Forest could and did compete with credit to the 
men and the College with all the larger univer- 
sities of the West. 

Since the football team has made such an en- 
viable record it is up to the men to take hold of 
these other lines of college work and make equal- 
ly as great a success. The alumni expect it of 
you, and you may be assured of their hearty sym- 
pathy and support. Alumnus. 



le fitef a^g ^orietie* 


Aletheian held its regular meeting on Friday 
evening, Dec. 11, when the following program, 
in charge of Miss Avis Voak and Miss Laura Wil- 
liamson was given. The general subject was, 
"The Early History of Japan." 
Devotionals — Miss Sturdevant. 
"Origin of the Japanese" — Miss Voak. 
"Early Literature of the Japanese" — Miss Graves. 
"Early Language" — Miss Williams. 
"Royal Families and Divisions of Society" — Miss 

Summary — Miss Williamson. 
Music — Miss Nesbit. 


The program for Dec. 14: 
Devotional — McConnell. 
Talk — "Life of Shakespeare"- 

Talk — '"Shakespearean Women" — 
Paper — "Macedonia Versus Turkey" — Jackman. 
Debate — "Resolved that protection would be a 
wise policy for England." Affirmative, An- 
drews; negative, Bomberger. 
After the regular program was finished the 
members were entertained by a novel number, 
an informal debate by Mr. Bell and Mr. 
Clos on the subject of president's rights and the 
government of a literary society. Both men ex- 
pressed their convictions with determination — 
in fact, for spirit, the discussion exceeded any- 
thing given this year. The members were all 
thankful for the opportunity of seeing for them- 
selves just what their fellows could do in that 
line. A little more of that spirit and some prac- 
tice and we will be ready for the inter-society 

In reviewing the events of the week Mr. Er- 
skine spoke of Chicago as the city chosen for the 
Republican Convention; also of Zion regain- 
ed by Dowie from the hands of the receiver; 
death of Herbert Spencer, one of the greatest 
philosophers of today; the death of Henry Clay 
Trumbull, a prominent editor and author; and 
President Roosevelt's message to Congress. 

Just before the close of the session a note 
was brought in by one of the members. It proved 
to be an "invitation out," but as no time or place 
was given in the invitation, the members were at 
a loss to know whether it was genuine, whether 
we were to meet at Lois Durand Hall or on the 
lake front, and whether "the bid" was for morn- 
ing, afternoon or evening. A committee of three 
"Pinkertons" was appointed to work on the case' 
and the meeting broke up with the firm assur- 
ance of each member that the mystery would be 
solved in a few days. 

Athenaean will elect officers Monday night. 
The first meeting after Christmas will be devoted 
to the preiminary debate to choose the team that 
will defeat Zeta Epsilon this year. 

The program for Monday 
night follows: 
Devotional — Fales. 
Paper, "Chamberlain's Tariff 
Policy" — Hautau. 
Review of the Events of the Week— Erskine. 
Debate, "Resolved, That it would be for the best 
interests of both of the governments con- 
cerned to annex Canada to the United 
States" — Affirmative, Rath; negative, Trow- 

llisitil.i; AT LOIS DURAND HAM,. 

The musicale at Lois Durand Hall during Com- 
mencement week of last year was such a success 
that it was decided that there should be more of 
them. Saturday night the first one will be given. 
The program follows: 

Zwischenspiel Bohm 

Misses Schmidt and Williamson. 

Oh Happy Day, Oh Day So Dear! Gotze 

Mr. Stark. 

(a) Serenade Schubert 

(b) Serenade Titl 

Messrs. Thomas and Stevens 

and Mrs. Thomas. 

Meadow Song Wiegand 



(a) Wiegenlied Brahms 

(b) Airs from Semiramide Rossini 

Messrs. Thomas and Stevens 
and Mrs. Thomas. 

(a) Thou Art So Like a Flower Park 

Violin Obligato. 

(b) Love, The Peddler Edward German 

Miss Durand. 
Rondo in C minor Chopin 

Miss Reynolds. 

Arion Vocal Waltz Vogel 



The Stentor. 


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Address all business communications and make all checks 
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Contributions from students and alumni are very much 

Previous numbers of The Stentor and all exchanges are on 
file in the office. You are invited to read them. 

Entered at the post-office at Lake Forest 111., as second-class 

Directory of Student Organizations. 

Athletic Association— President, Prof. R. H. McKee; Secre- 
tary, Nettie BeUen. 

Football— Manager, W. N. Carter ; Captain, Fermar T. Black. 

Baseball— Manager, Arthur W. Campbell ; Captain, T. Edgar 

Indoor Baseball — Captain, O. S. Thompson. Manager, L. C. 

Tennis Association — President, Lowell H. Beach ; Secretary, 
Chas. Cobb. 

Y. M. C. A. — President, George Cromley ; Secretary, L C. 

Y. W. C. A.— President, Vida Graham; Secretary, Belle J. 

The next number of The Stentor will appear 
January 14, 1904. 

Dwelle Kneeland has been appointed as cor- 
respondent to The Stentor from the School. IK 
is starting out with the right spirit. 

Miss McNitt's paper giv'tig the results of in- 
vestigations into the methods which other col- 
leges use in selecting their editors is reserved 
until the next issue. 

The Stentor will be sent for the resit of the 
college year for $1. This means at least eighteen 
more numbers. We want your name on the list. 
Support the college paper and keep in touch 
with Lake Forest. 

Let us not forget, in the midst of the festivi- 
ties to which we are going for the holidays, the 
spirit of Him in remembrance of whom the Christ- 
mas day is named. 

The Stentor is late this week on account of the 
extra amount of copy which the printers had to 
handle. Instead of four, we were compelled to 
add eight pages in order to publish all the contri- 
butions that have come at this time. 

Several marked copies of college papers, among 
them The Knox Student and The Beloit Round 
Table, have been placed on the library reading 
table. Please do not take them from the room as 
we desire them for further reference. 

A chorus composed of college women has been 
organized at Lois Durand Hall, with Miss Laura 
Williamson as president. For two or three 
weeks they have been practicing several times 
a week under the direction of Mrs. Thomas, who 
has very kindly been devoting her time to this 
work. The existence of such an organization 
naturally suggests the question, "Why may not 
a woman's glee club be formed in Lake Forest as 
well as in any other college?" It is plain that 
there is the necessary talent at hand, the women 
are together under one roof so that practicing 
would not be difficult to arrange for, and it seems 
that there is no very great obstacle in the way 
of such an undertaking. Let us hope that the 
matter may be seriously considered by the wom- 
en, and that the coming spring may find in Lake 
Forest a woman's glee club which the college 
will be proud of. 

If the object of noonday chapel services is to 
furnish amusement for those present, the Thurs- 
day meeting was certainly a success. Prelude and 
more prelude, until it became painful, was fol- 
lowed by doxology, and not even then did a pro- 
fessor come forward to lead in the devotional ex- 
ercises. The three who were sitting in. the back 
seat were waiting for some one to enter from the 
vestry room; the students were waiting for one of 
the three, and when no one could wait any longer 
the choir ended the agony by making a break for 
the door. It was laughable in some ways; in 
others deplorable. 

Several times lately a similar situation has been 
imminent, but a dignified professor has always 
risen to the occasion and averted the disaster. If 
required chapel is a good thing for the students, 
why should it not help the faculty? At least 
there would be no lack of leaders. It is to be 
hoped that the occurrence of last week has 



opened a few eyes and that hereafter some one 
will always be in the pulpit promptly at five min- 
utes past twelve. 

It is the sentiment of the students that the 
chapel services might be improved by a more 
varied program. Fifteen-minute talks on sub- 
jects of interest to college students would be 
gladly listened to. Among the speakers whom 
we would like to hear are Mr. Sloane, Miss Sar- 
gent, members of the Board of Trustees, alumni, 
some of the successful business men of Lake For- 
est and educators from neighboring institutions, 
not to mention members of our own faculty. We 
trust that this suggestion will at least be consid- 
ered by those who have charge of the daily 
chapel exercises. 

Last Spring, when the new student movement 
was first agitated, skepticism was rife as to the 
feasibility of such an enterprise. When, howev- 
er. a visible, tangible "machine" was brought in- 
to evidence, whose parts were co-ordinated for a 
definite, practical purpose, frank doubt changed 
into passive curiosity. Students who had indif- 
ferently and almost unwillingly furnished mate- 
rial for this machine — in the shape of names of 
prospective students — now became sufficiently 
interested to hope that the "thing" might prove 
a success. A little later, whe the first evidences 
of this success became manifest, weak hope in- 
creased to strong belief, and the men and women 
of the college entered upon their summer vaca- 
tion campaign with the absolute confidence tnat 
their return in the autumn would witness the 
largest registration in the history of Lake For- 

We finished last year with 78 students in col- 
lege. We opened this year with 132 students. In 
otner words, from the lowest registration in 
many years past, we bounded to the highest en- 
rollment in our history. 

We say "the machine did the work." Now 
what do we mean by this "machine," to wnich so 
much credit is given? The STUDENTS and 
ALUMNI are the great fly-wheels that constitute 
tne principal parts of the New Student Move- 
ment machine. They are the agencies that 
brought about such immediate and startling re- 
sults in the way of increased enrollment. 

Statistics compiled from records in the Presi- 
dent's office show that tne college students them- 
selves secured more new students than all other 
co-workers combined. This proves and empha- 
sizes the fundamental proposition of the cam- 
paign platform of last year: it takes a student to 
get a student. The undergraduate is the best 

and safest agent in securing recruits for tne col- 

The achievement of yesterday is an incentive 
for the work of tomorrow! The loyal, enthusi- 
astic co-operation of Students, Faculty and Alum- 
ni during six months of the past academic year 
resulted in a most gratifying increase in our en- 
rollment. This year we have ten months in 
which to work and we have experienced workmen! 
Besides, we can take advantage of the Christmas 
holidays, — the most opportune season in which 
to plant the seed that will bear fruit next Sep- 
tember. As we go to our homes next week, let 
us keep this fact constantly in mind: Our oppor- 
tunity is here and NOW! ! When we return, let 
us bring the names of many high school boys 
an'd girls, upon whom the "machine" can oper- 
ate, eventually turning them into students of 
Lake Forest College. May our watchword be: 
In nineteen hundred and naughty-four, 
Two hundred students — or even more! 


Bush and Talcott, '07, are wearing Phi Pi Ep- 
silon colors. 

Black had the dire misfortune to freeze his 
ear Sunday morning. 

Freshies, get out your sleds; if you have none 
write a note to Santa. 

Mrs. Harlan's "at homes" are going to be very 
popular with the students. 

Mr. Ash, of Logansport, visited his daughter 
at Lois Durand the first of the week. 

Shumway, '07, left early in the week to spend 
the holidays boating and fishing in the gulf. 

Professor and Mrs. Burnap entertained the 
American history class at dinner on Sunday. 

Miss Anne Ryon attended a theater party in 
the city on Saturday evening, and spent Sunday 
with Ravenswood friends. 

Miss Mabel Thornton was obliged to go to her 
home at Morgan Park on Monday because of ill- 

The first meeting of the Y. M. C. A. after va- 
cation will be a joint meeting with the Y. W. C. 

The thermometer was found on the ground un- 
der the nail Sunday morning, completely dis- 

Burrows, '06, has gone from Lake Forest to 
work his way to the top in the railroad business. 
We are sorry to see him go, for he has endeared 



himself to the men by his never-failing jollity and 
wit. We wish him every success in the new life 
to which he has gone. 

On Tues'day the Tennyson class spent a very 
enjoyable evening as guests of Professor and 
Mrs. Jack. 

Miss Jeannette Gait spent Saturday and Sun- 
day visiting her friend, Miss Ida Franc's, '03, at 
Ascham Hall, Chicago. 

Miss Inez McClenahan and Miss Nettie Betten 
spent Sunday in Chicago with relatives of Miss 

The Rev. Mr. Pfanstiehl of Highland Park 
spoke to the Y. M. C. A. men Thursday evening 
of this week. 

Fay Mclntire and Helen McCarroll attended 
a dancing party at the Ravenswood Club House 
Saturday evening. 

On Thursday of the week of prayer for col- 
leges the Rev. Dr. Hilscher of Watseka, 111., will 
address the Y. M. C. A. 

Miss Hortense Butler, '03, arrived at Lois Du- 
rand Hall Monday evening after a delightful 
visit with relatives in Dayton, O. 

Y. W. C. A. met on Thursday evening, Miss 
Laura Williamson acting as leader. "God's Gift 
to Us" was the topic of the evening. 

One of Prexy's barrels burned down on Sat- 
urday before the fire company could arrive. We 
all extend our sympathy in his loss. 

Professor Stuart recognizes the importance of 
details in making up the grades of his students. 
He is careful to note the temperature and air 
pressure of each recitation. 

Professor McKee spoke to the Y. M. C. A. last 
Thursday evening on the necessity of educating 
the masses with physical and intellectual educa- 
tion as a foundation for spiritual. 

Last Saturday afternoon the Phi Pi Bpsilon 
fraternity entertained delightfully at an infor- 
mal dancing party at Durand Institute. Those 
who attended from Lois Durand Hall enjoyed it 

President Harlan began on Sunday a series of 
three sermons on the spectators of the divine 
drama of the Incarnation, namely, The Virgin 
Mother, The Wise Men and the Shepherds, the 
second to be given at vespers next Sunday, the 
last on the Sunday just after vacation. 

The students who were favored with the op- 
portunity of hearing John Willis Baer and Rob- 
ert E. Speer at the Second Presbyterian Church 

in Chicago, extend their hearty thanks to Mr. 
H. R. McCullough for providing transportation, 
and also to Mr. Henry Rumsey for so kindly re- 
serving seats for the Lake Forest students. 

A letter from C. T. McClintock, who was com- 
pelled to leave Lake Forest last year on account 
of the death of his father, and who is now attend- 
ing Iowa University, says in part: "College work 
here has seemed a sort of drudgery — nineteen 
hours of work and no pleasure, as I do not have 
the odd minutes before and after meals to spend 
with the fellows as we used to do. I am very 
anxious to visit Lake Forest, but now I see 
neither the how or the when." 


The Meeting on Tuesday— Addresses by Presi- 
dent Harlan and Others— A Sew Committee 

The mass-meeting after chapel on Tuesday 
continued without protest until 1 o'clock. Every 
one was hungry, but all stayed. The meeting 
was marked by unity and good spirit, loyalty to 
the College and confidence in the future. 

On nomination Professor Bridgman was chos- 
en to preside. On taking the chair, he said that 
the object of the meeting, as he understood it, 
was to take account of the "student movement" 
to date and to organize it anew for the coming 
year. After referring to the origin of the move- 
ment in the dismal days of last year's quaran- 
tine, he mentioned some of the ends to be gained 
by an increase in numbers, such as more healthy 
competition in the classroom, a broader social 
life, more resources for athletics, publications 
and societies, and a stronger demand for financial 
support in the shape of increased endowment 
and additional buildings. He went on to describe 
the difficulties and results of last year's cam- 
paign; it was begun comparatively late, with no 
material in the office on which to begin work, 
with no developed method, and with an enthusi- 
asm that had to be worked up. The actual ma- 
terial results, however, had been great, and the 
gain in esprit still greater. There were but 39 
new students in 1902; 70 in 1903 up to date, a 
gain of 80 per cent. The total enrollment had 
increased from 100 to 135, a gain of 35 per cent, 
and the present enrollment is 10 per cent greater 
than in the best year the college had ever known. 
Of the 70 students, about 30 had been made 
known to the office through those in College last 
year and about 20 through alumni. The time had 
now come, he added, to take th e new students in- 



to the confidence which the older ones had so 
well repaid. 

President Harlan was then called upon. The 
facts brought out in his speech are of such in- 
terest to the alumni and friends of the College 
that we make room for a rather extended epi- 
tome of a portion of it, viz: 

"The most valuable result of the campaign 
of last spring and summer for an increase 
in our numbers is the regeneration and unifica- 
tion of college spirit with all its 'promise and 
potency <-f still larger things to come. This has 
manifested itself in various ways: in the fact 
that the percentage of old students returning 
this autumn was the largest in our history, show- 
ing a growing power in the College to hold its 
students throughout the entire four years; in the 
spirit of good work and order which pervades the 
College; in the new life that has been put into 
all the student enteprises. The literary socie- 
ties have been literally born again, and under 
Mr. Lewis' inspiring leadership, a new interest 
has been created in the practical art of debate, 
as is evidenced by the four challenges for inter- 
collegiate debates now being seriously consid- 
ered by the societies. 

Under Mr. Herschberger's wholesome stimu- 
lus, athletics have been put on a most satisfac- 
tory basis, with a promise for even better results 
for next year. The Stentor is perhaps the most 
striking symbol of the new era that has dawned. 
It is now a paper of which any institution might 
well be proud, and it is proving to be a powerful 
factor in the formation of student opinion and in 
stimulating a new interest in the College on the 
part of its alumni and friends. 

There are many reasons why the results for 
next year should be still better: 

1. We begin our campaign three or four 
months earlier than last year. 

2. We start out with a well developed and 
thoroughly tested method, which last year had 
to be wholly evolved through many experiments. 

3. As we begin our campaign for next year, 
we already have a great mass of invaluable ma- 
terial ready for our use, in the shape of a more 
complete directory of our alumni than we have 
ever had, and a large number of addresses of spe- 
cial friends of Lake Forest among the clergy 
and schoolmen of our region. 

4. The alumni, who ran the undergraduates a 
close second in the work for this year, are 
aroused as never before and some of them are 
already at work for next y«ar. 

5. We have the prestige of the marked suc- 

cess of last year's campaign. The idea has gone 
abroad and it is going to spread, that Lake For- 
est is about to come into her kingdom. 

If the same proportion of old students return 
next year as came back this autumn, and we 
have the same number of new students next Sep- 
tember as entered this year, we shall have 155 
students in College next year; and if we have 
the same percentage of increase — and with your 
enthusiastic co-operation that percentage ought 
to be kept up — we shall have 175 next year. 

The only apparent limitation to our reaching 
over the 200 mark is the lack of dormitory ac- 
commodations. Three additional women and 
fourteen more men would literally fill our pres- 
ent dormitories; but I want you so to strain our 
accommodations and create such an acute condi- 
tion of pressure in this regard that next year 
we shall have occasion for an editorial each 
week, such as appeared in a recent issue of The 
Stentor, calling for another dormitory, particu- 
larly for men. We shall find some good accom- 
modations off the campus for any overflow of 
men that may come next year; and if the Col- 
lege shows in this visible way that we need an- 
other dormitory or two, I do not doubt that some 
good friends will provide them." 

The President then referred to a committee 
of fifteen students that had been appointed to 
co-operate in the campaign for next year and 
urged them to take the necessary steps immedi- 
ately for getting every student in College to do 
some hard and tactful work during the Christmas 
holidays for next year's enrollment. He said in 

"But in this work remember always that Lake 
Forest's master word is Quality and not Quanti- 
ty. In the meanwhile, continue throughout the 
year the good work and the good spirit which has 
so signalized the last three months. These two 
things create the best assets the College pos- 
sesses. If every man and every woman here will 
strive ever to build up the soundest and noblest 
traditions for our college life and work, so that 
we may deserve to grow, then we shall surely 
continue to grow and will steadily add Quantity 
to Quality." 

After the President had concluded a number 
of the students were called out. Every one had 
something pithy to say. Short speeches were 
made by Diver, '05. Ferguson, '05, Miss Graves 
'04, Miss Mclntire, '06, Munger, '07, Stewart, '05, 
and McCrea, '06. A few extracts from these 
speeches follow and can be labeled to suit any 



"The Logansport gang kept at a man until w« 
got him." 

"Indianapolis had one student here last year; 
this year she has twice as many; we hope to 
keep it up." 

"Ottumwa sent back three times as many." 
"The women will use all their best powers 
of persuasion." 

"Speaking as a new-comer, I can only say that 
we are with you." 

"We'll bring in some new girls, just to swell 
the numbers." 

"New students have to be hand-picked." (Quot 
ed from an alumnus.) 

"Our mark is 250 students in 5 years; after 
that we shall go very slow." 

"I like Lake Forest; you ought to; go there." 
(Book of Experience, Chap. 1, v. 1., quoted in 
Committee meeting.) 

"I am one of the seventy new ones and I like 
the place real well," said Mr. Lewis, and went on 
to ask the students' co-operation in getting the 
College into more prominence through the news? 

The Chairman then announced, at the Presi 
dent's request, the new Committee, as appointed 
by the latter, and as named below. The song 
printed herewith was given its first rehearsal, 
and the meeting broke up with a rousing cheer 
In the later afternoon the Students' Commit 
tee, with every member present, met in joint ses 
sion with the corresponding committee of the 
faculty and laid out a program for immediate 
work. Mr. Clos was elected chairman and Miss 
Pay Mclntire, vice-chairman. The members of 
the "Committee of Fifteen" are Messrs. Clos, '04, 
Gamble, '04, Diver, '05, Ferguson, '05, Jackman, 
'05; Scott, '05, Good, '06, Michael, '07, Munger, 
'07, and the Misses Graves, '04, Bartlett, '05, 
Betten, '06, Fay Mclntire, '06, Mygrants, '06, and 
Stoltz, '06. 



There's a time — (it's still here and we hold it 
most dear) — 
The good old college time; 
When all things are glorious, though somewhat 
uproarious — 
The good old college time! 
The days when the knowledge dispensed by the 
Seems quite the least part of our aim; 
When Physics seems folly, and loafing more 

And life but a boisterous game. 

In the good old college time; in the good old 

college time; 
Training brain and raising Cain and 

finding life sublime; 
We'll sing Lake Forest's praises all; and that's a 

very good sign 
That we love our Alma Mater in the good old 

college time. 

Some study, of course, while the others play 
And all find everything prime; 
There are some who play ball, and some — "Lois 
But the rest just have a good time. 
For the mission of living is taking and giving, 

Enjoying one's days as they come; 
At least, that's the knowledge we gather at col- 
Outside the curriculum. 


In the good old college time; in the good old col- 
lege time; 

We'll keep alive the mem'ry of these golden 
days of thine. 

Lake Forest! may thy name and fame about the 
round world shine! 

So here's to Alma Mater and the good old college 

(Repeat the second chorus fortissimo and 
then follow with the locomotive cheer) : 

Hoo-rah, rah! 
Hoo-rah, rah! 
Hoo-rah, rah! 

Lake Forest! 
Lake Forest! 
Lake Forest! TIGER! 

DAVID <■ AltltM K 

The cast chosen for the presentation of "David 
Garrick" on January 29 is now practicing regu- 
larly and will soon have the parts on a smooth- 
working basis. The students to whom parts have 
been assigned are as follows: 

• David Garrick Clarence Diver 

Simon Ingot. William Ross 

Squire Chivy Jean Clos 

Mr. Smith Edgar Gamble 

Mr. Browne Albert Hennings 

Mr. Jones Frank Barry 

Thomas (Garrick's valet) .. .Arthur Campbell 

Ada Ingot June Smith 

Mrs. Smith Grace Stowell 

Miss Araminta Brown Elizabeth Kaplan 



The record of this week includes the members 
of the class of 1891 and of those first enrolled 
in the catalogue of 1887-88. We are now coming 
to a period of larger classes, coincident with the 
founding of The Stentor and the introduction 
of football, not to mention such minor points 
as the accession of President Roberts and a con- 
siderable increase in the College funds. We are 
glad to acknowledge the receipt of some letters 
expressing approval of the alumni record and 
news, and one or two have contributed items of 
news about themselves or others without any 
surgery on our part. We shall come, in the sec- 
ond January issue, to the class of '93; if Dr. 
Seeleye or any member of 1892 or 1894 will send 
us the true facts about that class we will print 
them; one member of the class wrote recently 
that '93 always welcomed even the truth about 
itself; for advertising purposes. 

In the fear that you may have been unable to 
find the intimation in other parts of this issue, 
we urge you to make yourself a Christmas pres- 
ent of The Stentor for the rest of the college 
y«ar. CLASS OP '91. 

Danforth, William E., B. A., '91. Graduated 
McCormick Theological Seminary, '97. Journal- 
ist and minister. Commercial and exchange edi- 
tor Chicago Tribune; editorial work on Young 
People's Weekly; editor and half owner Young 
People's Magazine; now in editorial department 
of David C. Cook Publishing Company. Married: 
1898, to Miss Anna Peyton Le Roux of Pass 
Christian, Miss. Address: 1218 Wrightwood Ave., 

Davies, Mary Allen, B. A., '91. Also Lake For- 
est, M. A. Taught in Nashville, Tenn., three 
years; Lake Forest and Chicago four years; trav- 
eled in Minnesota in connection with work for de" 
pendent children, three years; now teaching in 
Lake Forest. Address: Lake Forest, 111. 

Davis, Henry Hamlin, B. A., '91. Graduated 
McCormick Theological Seminary, '94. Two years' 
ministry at Slack, Wyo., 1894-6; one year »t Otter 
Lake, Mich., 1896-7; six months at Brodie, Neb.; 
at Kayesville, Utah, since 1899. Address: Kayes- 
ville, Utah. 

Dodge Edmond F., B. S., '91. Spent one year in 
Chicago Law School and one year in graduate 
work at Lake Forest. In hardwood lumber busi- 
ness: President P. G. Dodge, Co., Vice-President 
Lumberman's Mutual Insurance Co. Married 1894^ 
Miss Louise P. Baker, a graduate of Wells Col- 
lege; Children, Edmund Fairfield Dodge, Jr., 1895; 
Dorothy Dodge, 1900. Address, 4827 Forestville, 
Ave. Chicago. 


Humiston, William Henry, B. A. '91. Studied 
music at Columbia University. Organist First 
Congregational Church, Chicago, Presbyterian 
Church, Lake Forest, and since 1896, Trinity Con" 
gregational Church, East Orange, N. J. Lecturer 
on musical topics. Is an associate of Guild of 
American Organists and chairman of the publi- 
cation committee. Address, 240 West 114th St., 
New York City.. 

McVay, John Howard, B. A., '91. Studied medi- 
cine in Chicago Homeopathic College. Chief of 
staff of Toledo Hospital during the past five 
years. Ex-President Northwestern Ohio Medical 
Society. Promoter and first President Toledo 
Medical Club.. Address, Toledo, Ohio. 

Raymond, Florence S., B. A., '91. Graduate 
study in Mathematics at University of Chicago. 
For the past nine years has taught Mathematics 
in Elgin Academy, Elgin, 111. Address, Elgin, 111. 

Rumsey (Stroh) Juliet, B. S., '91. Married, 
1892, Rev. Grant Stroh, a graduate of Lake Forest, 
class of '89, now professor of Biblical Exegesis, 
Henry Kendall College, Muskogee, I. T. Chil- 
dren: Margaret Faith, 1895; Harriet, 1896; Eliz- 
abeth Rumsey, 1899; Juliet Rumsey, 1902. Ad- 
dress. Muskogee, Ind.. Ter. 

Sickels, Lucia Holliday, B. A., '91. Spent sever- 
al years studying and teaching piano and appear" 
ing in public concerts as piano soloist. Now ste- 
nographer for the National Publishing Co.., In- 
dianapolis. Address, 701 North East St., Indian- 
apolis, Ind. 

Sutton, Josiah B. A., '91. Taught school for a 
time after graduation; now in business at St. 
Anne, 111. Address, St. Anne, 111. 

Conger, Frederick G., 1887-8. Was advertising 
manager of a Chicago trade paper; then entered 
Medical department of Western University of 
Pennsylvania. Graduated in medicine and sur- 
gery; now practicing physician, in Mondovi, Wis. 
Married, 1895, Miss Anna T. Woods of Pittsburg, 
Pa. Address, Mondovi, Wis. 

Denise, George R. 1887-1888. Civil Engin- 
eer; located at Burlington, la., Trinidad, Colo. 
Mining Engineer, 1896-1902, Lake City, Colo. Min" 
ing Law 1903, Denver, Colo. Married, 1894, Miss 
Katherine Gantz, a graduate of Harding College. 
Children: George R., Jr., 1897; Donald Dwight, 
1902. Address 306 E. & C. Building, Denver, Colo. 

Ensign (Johstone), Anniefred, 1887-1891. Mar- 
ried, 1892, Rev. William Wykoff Johnstone, a grad" 
uate of Lake Forest, '88, and McCormick Theolog" 
ical Seminary, '91. Children: Margaret, 1895; 
Frederick Ensign, 1897; William Wykoff, Jr., 
1899; Paul Meredith, 1903. Address, 305 Park 
Ave., River Forest, 111. 


High, John Meeker, 1888-1889. Entered busi- 
ness after leaving college; Yahoo City, Miss. 
1889-1892; Tacoma, Wash., 1892-1896; New York 
City since 1896. Married 1895, Miss Anna Doro- 
thea Harrington, of Tacoma, Wash. Children: 
George Meeker, 1906; John Meeker, Jr, 1899. Ad- 
dress, care of The Pantasote Co,, 11 Broadway, 
New York City. 

Johnson, Emma Louise, 1887-1889. Has lived 
at home since leaving college at Dixon, 111., and 
Los Angeles, Cal. Address, 225 West 4th St., 
Long Beach, Cal. 

Stearns, Herman De Clercq, 1887-1891. Gradu- 
ated from Leland Stanford University, class of '92" 
Degree of M. A.. 1893. Instructor and Assistant 
Professor of Chemistry, Leland Stanford Univer- 
sity since 1893. Studied at the University of Ber- 
lin, 1897-8. Married Miss Jennie Curry, of Strea- 
tor, 111., a graduate of Oxford College, '90, and for 
some years a teacher in the Lake Forest schools. 
Address, care of Leland Stanford University, Palo 
Alto, Cal. 

Woelfel, (Magner)Anna Louise, 1887-1888. 
Traveled throughout Europe in 1891 ; married, 
1893, Mr. Morris Knight Magner, a graduate of 
Wabash College, now connected with Woelfel 
Leather Co., Morris, 111. Children: Philip Grant. 
1894; Margaret Stevenson, 1896; Dorothy Louise, 
1897; Helen Minsin, 1899. Address, Morris, 111. 

No certain trace has as yet been found of the 
following. We must depend largely on what we 
can learn from those who were in college with 
them for information about them. The collegiate 
address is given: 

Adams, Albert Miller, Chicago. 

Bassett, Abbie Sadie, Rising Sun, Ind. 

Gilchrist, Allan, Fort Madison, Iowa. 

Royce, Edward, Oconto, Wis, 

Schettler, Frederick William, Kalamazoo, Mich. 

The Stentor is reaching a larger number of 
old students than ever before in its history. Its 
alumni list last year hardly counted fifteen; so 
far this year it has just passed seventy. Cannot 
this number be brought up to at least a hundred? 
We are devoting much space to the Alumni and 
we hope to print much matter of special interest 
to them in the forthcoming numbers. The "stu- 
dent movement," with its great increase in the 
numbers on the campus, has brought new vital- 
ity to the college life, and the general college 
news for the rest of the year will be of much in- 
terest. Among the topics of news and comment 
we may mention the debates with other institu- 
tions which Mr. Lewis has arranged, the Bross 
lectures by Dr. Marcus Dods of Edinburgh in 

May, the prospective athletic alliance with Be- 
loit and Knox, the excellent prospects for a 
successful baseball season, and reports of Presi- 
dent Harlan's trip throughout our field. There 
may be also an Alumni number and other special 
issues. Will not every Alumnus and former stu- 
dent who reads this take it as a special invita- 
tion and put himself into weekly, touch, with the 
institution? Don't lose the "Lake Forest habit." 
Here follows The Stentor's present roll. Send 
$1 or a promise thereof and get your name on 
the list. Let the other classes come up with '93, 
'00, and '02. 

Mrs. Josephine White (Bates), New York City. 

Hon. John D. Pope, Friend, Nebr. 

Prof. Albert E. Jack, Lake Forest. 

Rev. B. A. Konkle, Swathmore, Pa. 

S. A. Benedict, Chicago. 
W. G. Wise, Chicago. 


E. F. Dickinson, Chicago. 

Mrs. Gracia Sickels (Welch), Milwaukee. 

Harry C. Durand, Lake Forest. 

W. H. Humiston, New York City. 
Miss Florence L. Raymond, Elgin, 111.. 

Rev. William H. Matthews, Chicago. 
Rev. George William Wright, Manila, P. I. 

David H. Williams, Chicago. 

W. T. Chaffee. Leadville, Colo. 
Crozier, R. H., St. Louis, Mo. 
William N. MeKee, Crawfordsville, Ind. 
Dr. W. D. McNary, Milwaukee, Wis. 

F. C. Sharon, Kansas City, Mo. 

Rev. N. B. W. Gallwey, Menlo Park, Cal. 
Mrs. Emma Gilchrist (Luckey), Vinton, la. 
George W. King, San Marcial, N. Mex. 

Harry L. Bird, Chicago. 
Miss Rena Oberne, Chicago. 
Miss Grace Pearce, Waukegan. 

Fred A. Hayner, Lake Forest. 
J. H. Rhys, St. Louis, Mo. 
Charles G. Smith, New York City. 



Mrs. Jennie Brett (Oliver), Eden, Wis. 

Dr. H. J. Betten, Garneill, Mont. 
W. U. Halbert, Belleville, 111. 
A. O. Jackson, Lake Forest. 
Rev. George A. Mitchell, Grossdale, 111. 

M. K. Baker, Chicago. 
Rev. Alex. McFerran, Lebanon. Ind. 
J. S. Wight, Chicago. 

T. C. Ritchey, Chicago. 

A. J. Colman, Chicago. 

George C. Rice, Lake Forest. 

Cyrus W. Knouff, Wabash, Ind. 

Siegfried Gruenstein, Chicago. 

D. S. Wentworth, Chicago. 

Cornelius Betten, Ithaca, N. Y. 
R. H. Curtis, Chicago. 
J. H. Haas, Chicago. 
W. M. Lewis, Lake Forest. 
W. A. Walker, Chicago. 
Edith H. Wilson, Bellevue, Nebr. 

Henry Hanson. Chicago. 

Miss Maude Anthony, Wabash. 
C. H. Denslow, Pontiac, 111. 


E. G. Banta, Osceola, Iowa. 
John Biggs, Boone, Iowa. 

S. D. Krueger, Little Rock, Ark. 
Miss Florence Reid, Lake Forest. 
George T. Rogers, Waukegan, 111. 
Kendall M. Shankland, Pontiac, III. 

Miss Bertha Durand, Lake Forest. 
C. H. Williams, Chicago. 

Allen C. Bell, Lake Forest, III. 
Miss Hortense Butler, Dayton, O. 
E. S. Hamm, Waterloo, Iowa. 
Miss Sallie Wilson, Topeka, Kans. 

H. A. Carstens, Ackley, Iowa. 

Wright Clark, Cambridge, Mass. 
H. G. Smith, Evanston, 111. 

Sam B. Herdman, Little Rock, Ark. 

Calvin Terry McClintock, Iowa City, Iowa. 
H. G. Ralston, New Haven, Conn. 
Elmer E. Slayton, Tecumseh, Mich. 

Roscoe Kellar, Kokomo, Ind. 


To the Editor: 

If it is not too late will you please insert a 
notice of the Alumnae luncheon in The Stentor. 

We meet Jan. 2 about 11:30 to 11:45 in the 
waiting room on the second floor of Field's 
Annex, near the photography department. This 
is the first Saturday in January. It is a very in- 
formal affair, but we would be glad to have as 
many of the alumnae and old college girls meet 
with us as possible. Any who hear of it and 
come will be very welcome. There are no in- 
vitations, but we hope all the alumnae near Cni- 
cago will make an effort to come themselves and 
invite others whom they may see. Yours sin- 
cerely, RENA OBERNE. 


"Out West," that raciest of American journals, 
published by Charles F. Lummis at Los Angeles, 
has in the December number a fine portrait of 
the Rev. Benjamin Fay Mills and a six page 
article, entitled, "A Twentieth Century Revival," 
which is most appreciative of Mr. Mills. It 
states that after twelve years of ministry in 
orthodox churches in the east and four years as 
the pastor of the First Unitarian! Church of 
Oakland, Cal., Mr. Mills has felt impelled to re- 
sign his pastorate and to go forth, as he says, 
to preach "the very best thoughts that I can 
think, believing that if this be not the truth, 
the truth is something so much greater that as 
yet I cannot even think it." He opened his new 
line of work in October in San Diego, with four 
addresses on "Twentieth Century Religion," a 
religion of learners, of laborers and of lovers." 
The basal thought of the new learnng he de- 
clared to be evolution. "All who do their work 
in the right way, and in the right spirit, are 
working in partnership with God," is his labor 
plank. For the third ideal he declared socialism 
to be inevitable and looked forward to the day 
when men will be good enough to live the loving 
life without the compulsion of law." The four 
addresses that were to be given expanded into 
three a day for four weeks to crowded houses. 
The new gospel as stated by Mr. Mills is one for 
an age of unrest; the restatement of the funda- 
mental truth that unselfishnes is the solution of 
every individual and social problem. "In sociol- 


ogy, it is called brotherhood; in economics, it 
requires co-operation; its political expression is 
democracy, and in religion its name is love." 

The "San Francisco Chronicle" of December 
6 places at the head of a column's report of the 
Young People's Interdenominational conven- 
tion of Southern California a likeness of Rev. J. 
Wilbur Chapman, D. D., and says: "This recog- 
nized leader in evangelistic work preached for 
the first time in this section of California. Many 
were attracted to the meeting to hear this elo- 
quent divine. Dr. Chapman's address was pure- 
ly of a gospel nature and an exhortation for 
Christians to live the life the founder of Chris- 
tianity urged' on his followers." That is the 
simple secret of Dr. Chapman's power and suc- 
cess — a man of culture preaching purely the 


The address of Mrs. Lindon W. Bates (Joseph- 
ine White) has recently been changed from Ards' 
ley-on-Hudson to 14 Bast GOth St., N. Y. Cuy. 

President C. H. French, D. D., of Huron College' 
is the author of a highly interesting map of the 
United States, showing the location of the prin- 
cipal colleges and universities and their denomi- 
national connection. The map is issued separate- 
ly, and in a booklet on higher education, by the 
Presbyterian Board of Education, 78 La Salle St., 


Mrs. Gracia Sickles Welch spent a few days 
last week at Elgin, to witness the adoption by 
Northwestern University of the Academy into 
which her husband put so much labor. 

The "Pacific Churchman" for November 1 con- 
tains part of an address before the Episcopal 
Convention of San Francisco on the work of city 
missions by the Rev. N. B. W. Gallwey, in which 
he brings to the far west his experiences as a 
city missionary in Chicago's "Little Hell" and 
the slums of New York. The keynote to his re- 
marks is the following: "Of one thing I am 
wholly convinced after a long experience in 
proving its truth; that is, you can never do effi- 
cient work for the poor until you have to do it 
with the poor. Believe me, therein lies the key 
of success in our work among the poor. 'Not 
what we give, but what we share.' " 

W. H. Humiston is at present organist and 
choirmaster of Trinity Church, East Orange, N. 
J.; also an associate member of the American 
Guild of Organists and chairman of its committee 

on publication. 
Y. City. 

Address 240 West 114th St., N. 


Rev. Sartell Prentice has had great success in 
his church at Newark, N. J. The average an- 
nual additions to the church have increased 
from twenty-three to thirty-eight, the congrega- 
tional expense fund from $5,000 to $10,000, and 
the value of church property from $22,000 to 
$75,000. Mr. Prentice has been abroad three 
times since he left us and witnessed the Ober- 
ammergau passion play in 1900. 

D. H. Williams and Mrs. Williams are living 
for the present in Chicago, 222 Dearborn Avenue, 
while Mr. Williams is prospecting for a business 
location, having sold out his coal mine at 


William B. Brewster is engaged in a legal ca- 
pacity as international representative on the 
Printers' Board of Trade, which he has organized 
in many leading cities of the country and Great 
Britain. He has now been in England a year, 
but expects to return to America in the spring. 
. 1895. 

Lest anyone should be puzzled by one name in 
the list of '95 subscribers to The Stentor, in an- 
other column, it should be explained that Rhys is 
the true spelling by right of race and of tradi- 


Miss Lelia Hodge has occasionally spent a day 
in Lake Forest this autumn. Her home is now 
at 5540 Micihgan Ave., Chicago. 

Miss Elsie Gridley is now engaged in editorial 
work on the "Little Chronicle," a weekly news- 
paper for boys and girls, adapted especially for 
use in graded schools. Her present address is 
1037 Early Ave., Edgewater, Chicago. 


Those who are going to stay in Lake Forest 
during the holidays cannot afford to miss the 
concerts of the Apollo Club. Every year they 
present on Christmas night and the Sunday fol- 
lowing "The Messiah," by Handel. With the 
Chicago Orchestra and the great Auditorium or- 
gan, this chorus of four hundred voices can sing 
Handel's masterpiece as no other chorus in the 
west. The soloists Christmas night will be Mrs. 
Genevieve Clark Wilson, soprano; Mrs. W. S. 
Bracken, contralto; Holmes Cowper, tenor; Ar- 
thur Beresford, basso. On Sunday, the 27th, they 
will be Mme. Ragne Linne, Miss Mabel Crawford, 
Theodore Van Yorx and Arthur Beresford. 



A LIBRARY < I lt< * I A II 

We print below a copy of a circular which is 
to be sent out quite widely to the friends of the 
College. It deserves more than a passing notice 
from every student or alumnus who reads these 
columns. At very little cost above that of trans- 
portation, a real contribution can be made to the 
resources of the Library. Already by such gifts 
and by exchanges many minor gaps in the files 
of periodicals have been filled and we have se- 
cured large blocks of "Blackwood," "Littell's 
Living Age," and the "Dial" and the first twenty 
volumes, bound, of "Science." The library wants 
everything in print and refuses nothing. Never 
burn up papers or throw away or sell for a song 
old books, .before giving the Library a chance at 
them. Let it be understood that the Library is 
a clearing house for all such material; without 
cost to yourself you can help to build up its effi- 
ciency. Give this matter a permanent niche in 
your memory. The circular follows: 

Lake Forest College. 
Arthur Somerville Reid , Lake Forest, 111. 

Memorial Library. Dec. 26, 1903. 

If you have superfluous books, 
If you have bound or unbound magazines, 
If you have pamphlets or printed material of 
any kind, in large or small quantities, old or re- 
cent, do not throw them away, but send them to 
this library. We can make good use of them in 
one of these ways: 

1) By putting them directly on our shelves 
wherever they will fill gaps. 

(2) By advantageous exchange for what we 

(3) By sending books or magazines which 
we cannot use to soldiers, hospitals, or outlying 
settlements where they would be welcome. 

Nothing will be wasted. Everything will be 
acknowledged. Kindly make this a practice. 
Persuade your friends to adopt the same habit, 
and send the names of those who may be in- 
duced to help us in this way to 

The Librarian. 


The University Club held its fourth meeting of 
the year at the home of Professor and Mrs. 
Bridgman on Friday of last week. Dean L. G. 
Weld of the State University of Iowa, head of 
the school of applied Sciences of that institu- 
tion, was the speaker of the evening. 

In his paper, entitled, "Historical Development 
of the Great Lake Basin," he gave a brief but 

comprehensive review of the work of the pion- 
eers in the middle west, tracing their journeys 
from the waters of the St. Lawrence to the Gulf 
of Mexico.. Dean Weld drew attention to the 
important part the Iroquois Indians have played 
in the opening of this great interior country, re- 
vealed the fact that occupation and settlement 
followed the course of the birch-bark canoe, and 
that civilization was steadily advanced through 
the fearless and indefatigable efforts of such 
explorers as Joliet and Marquette. 

An informal discussion on the subject thus 
presented followed the musical program ren- 
dered by Herr Birn with the violin, assisted by 
Mr. Sennett as accompanist. A pleasant social 
hour concluded the evening. 


The University of Munich has opened its doors 
to women. It is the first of the German universi- 
ties to do so. 

Twenty-three Spanish-speaking students from 
Mexico, Cuba and South America are taking work 
at the University of Michigan. 

After a service of sixty-one years, Colonel Thom- 
as Wentworth Higginson, the well known histori- 
an, has resigned as chairman of the committee 
which inspects the course of instruction in En- 
glish literature at Harvard University. 

University of Missouri has instituted a yell and 
song contest. Fifty dollars have been offered as 
a prize to the students for the best song, to be 
adopted as a University song, and fifteen dollars 
have been offered for the best new yell. 

The College of Civil Engineering at Cornell 
University is preparing as part of its exhibit for 
the St. Louis Exposition a handsomely bound al- 
bum in which space shall be devoted to each grad- 
uate of the college, recording the date of gradua- 
tion, a synopsis of his engineering work, and a 
photograph of some work of his construction. This 
album is expected to show in a graphic way the 
character and value of civil engineering training 
at Cornell. 


Mr. Swift will spend the holidays in California. 
Gaddis is receiving treatment in the Chicago 
Baptist Hospital. 

Vauter recently surrendered to the "Red Rose" 
in the conflict between the two. 

The Winter Club has admitted thirty-three boys 
from the school into its privileges as junior mem- 



From recent table talk it has been learned that 
medicine balls are "moth balls." 

A jolly quartette made some fudges at 2 o'clock 
Tuesday morning. The result was fine. 

C. Vincent is raising a mustache and challenges 
any one to beat him in a week's growth. 

Hanson is proudly displaying a tabouret which 
ha recently made in manual training class. 

If the snow continues to fall a path will be 
necessary from the school to the "dead line." 

The Remsen masters entertainer their house 
at a progressive card party Tuesday night. Decem- 
ber 15. 

Hale has a monopoly on piehouse hours, and 
spends all of his holidays there, using his becom- 
ing new spectacles to advantage. 

Wednesday morning the English history class 
will debate on the question: "Resolve:!, That 
Thanksgiving football games should be abol- 

A grammar class has been formed from the 
"dregs" of the second and third English classes 
and will meet once a week to be instruct* 1 by Mr. 

Dancing school is now in running order, and 
fifteen of our boys seem to be taking advantage 
of the opportunity afforded. Even Hilton is 
learning to "waltz." 

Captain Rumsey addressed the Y. M. C. A. Dec. 
8. His remarks were principally upon the reform 
work accomplished by the Chicago Citizens' 
League when he was connected with it. 

Friday night Mr. Stephens celebrated a "cer- 
tain joke" by inviting all the East House boys in 
to share some delicious red grapes with him The 
event was greatly appreciated. 

The holidays are fast approaching, out the 
"Bojacks" have been counting the days ever since 
Thanksgiving. Some even figured out the num- 
ber of hours before their departure. 

At a meeting Saturday morning to see about 
forming an ice hockey team, Charles Vincent was 
elected manager and Cummings captain. The 
players have not yet been chosen, but it is hoped 
that a good team may soon be out for a game. 

It is disappointing to announce that the play 
which was to have occurred next Tuesday night 
has been postponed until after Christmas. In the 
meantime the troupe will be disbandel, the dif- 
ferent players going to their respective homes to 
spend the holidays. 

The following is the Forester board, chosen to 
represent the school: Charles Raymond, editor; 
Banning, assistant: Hobbs, senior editor; Den- 

mead, track notes; Oughton, football; William 
Raymond, baseball; Dahl, Y. M. C. A.; Price, ju- 
nior editor. 

A barber shop has been established in East 
House, with Kedzie and Schnur behind the 
chairs. They do excellent work gratis. Bojacks 
are espacialy urged to give them a call, though 
Oddfellows are also welcome. Gait and Gee are 
among those who can testify to the quality of the 
work done. 


Merry Christmas! 

Miss Ethel Scribner, formerly a student at 
Ferry Hall, now studying at Beloit College, 
spent Saturday and Sunday with Miss Bernice 

Miss Ruth Atterbury is pledged Pi Delta Sig- 

One would think that a young lady who plays 
rag-time so well for the boys would be able to 
play hymns for the girls, but this seems not to 
be the case. 

The missionary meeting Sunday evening, be- 
ing the last before the holidays, was more of a 
Christmas gathering. The program was highly 
entertaining. Miss Harry sang a solo. Miss 
Brinkman read a paper on "Christmas in Bethle- 
hem today," Miss Bruce recited selections from 
Henry Van Dyke's "Last Word," the Glee Club 
sang two songs and Miss Sargent led in prayer. 
Miss Groenveld is president of the Missionary 
Society this year and we have had several in- 
teresting meetings. 

The Sigma Kappas entertained friends at din- 
ner Saturday night. 

One of the most interesting lectures of this 
school year was given by John Fox, Jr. Owing 
to the fall of a very thoughtless tree the electric 
lights were shut off from Smith Hall and the lec- 
ture was given in the chapel. Besides selections 
from "The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come," 
Mr. Fox read some selections of mountaineer 
life, and his reading brought out very effectively 
the provincialism in the Kentucky back-woods 
regions. It seems that the school girls' epithet, 
"perfectly funny," could well be applied to soma 
of his anecdotes, for they were truly "perfectly 

In spite of the inclement weather on Saturday, 
the Ferry Hall Alumnae Bazaar was a success. 
There was a number of beautiful and useful ar- 
ticles contributed by the various members of the 
Alumnae association, the seniors presided over 
a table prettily furnished by members of the 


class, and the candy table, under the manage- 
ment of the Sigma Kappa Sorority, was particu- 
larly attractive. 

The proceeds amounted to eighty-five dollars. 
Members of the association who were in attend- 
ance were: Mrs. David J. Peffers, Jr., of Evanston, 
Miss Helen Morgan and Miss Mae Uehren of Au- 
rora, Miss Margaret and Miss Mary Montelius of 
Piper City, Illinois, Mrs. Dr. Haven of Lake 



Miss Amelia Knickebine was a shy and unas- 
suming little body, always trying to get out of 
somebody's way, so unimportant did .she feel 
herself to be, but behind this unpretentious ex- 
terior there burned an ambitious little heart. No 
one understood Amelia, so jealously did she cher- 
ish her hopes and aspirations from the unkind, 
peering curiosity of those who might only jeer 
and scoff at them. Amelia was the dressmaker 
of the little New Hampshire village of Hillsdale, 
and its peaceful, enveloping mountains formed 
the confines of her narrow existence — she had 
never gone beyond them. Her trade was to her 
an art, and it was all in all to her; no fashiona- 
ble modiste in a great city ever had larger ambi- 
tions or dreamed of fairer creations than did 
Amelia in her little back sitting room above the 
grocery store. Poor Amelia's genius, however, 
had never had opportunities to display its re- 
markable proportions. 

One Saturday morning, just as Amelia was 
sitting down with a disheartened sigh to work 
on some calico aprons for the Ladies Sewing 
Circle of Hillsdale, Mrs. Aaron Peuterball came 
in, talking busily with that way of hers which 
gave any one who met her the startling impres- 
sion that she had been talking very earnestly to 
herself and did not have the time nor inclina- 
tion to change the subject for the benefit of the 
person she met. She accosted Amelia with her 
usual abruptness. "Amelia Knickebine! do 
you mean to tell me that you made Deacon Fish- 
er's wife's new black silk dress out of seven 
yards? Why, its's preposterous. I won't believe 

As Amelia modestly but with a touch of right- 
ous self-justification, affirmed the truth of the 
statement, Mrs. Peuterball became somewhat 
more calm, but she still continued to murmur in 
a puzzled sort of way, "Well, you are a wonder!" 
Then, after some mental figuring, she continued, 
"My, Mrs. Fisher's every inch as tall as I be; 


of course she's Some narrerer but that dion't 
count much, and I must say I never looked to 
get a respectable dress out of eight and a half 
yards — it don't seem just right somehow." 

As no response came to this, she babbled on, 
"Well, and so Alviry's weddin' day is set at last 
and I'm right glad for one. A body might think 
Alviry was a wax doll the fuss Mrs. Brown's 
made about her gettin' married. I reckon of 
course you'll have the makin' of her weddin' 
gown, Amelia, and I expect it'll be a handsome 
one, for old man Brown has plenty, for all he and 
Mrs. Brown were forever a-talkin' about layin' 
up and economizin'." 

Her bustling visitor gone, Amelia slowly re- 
sumed her work, but a new fire had been put in 
her eyes by Mrs. Peuterball's suggestion, and 
all day the words, "You'll have the makin' of the 
weddin' dress," surged through her mind, filling 
it with wild, vague fancies. It would be hard 
for some of us to understand how much such an 
opportunity would mean to Amelia. Hillsdale 
was a small community, its weddings were very 
few, and the fair brides were for the most part 
content to make their own bridal finery. 

As a consequence of Mrs. Peuterball's mis- 
chievous suggestion, Amelia was for the next 
week in a state of great suspense; at every rap 
at her door she would make a momentary prayer 
that it be Alviry and her mother with the wed- 
ding silk. Amelia admitted to herself that there 
were two very probable chances against her — in 
the first place, Mrs. Brown might make the dress 
herself as she did a great many of Alviry's 
things, and Amelia had to concede that they did 
have style to them; then, in the second place, 
they might take the dress to Plymsville, a more 
up-to-date and flourishing town than Hillsdale. 
Amelia knew the dressmaker of Plymsville, a 
very important, businesslike person of wnom 
Amelia had been bitterly jealous ever since Mrs. 
Pettibone had had her make a beautiful mantilla 
which had been the wonder and envy of all the 
other women of Hillsdale, with its elaborate 
spangled trimmings. 

Just as Amelia was beginning to despair of her 
good fortune, all her doubts were suddenly ended 
one morning by the arrival of Mrs. Brown, and 
close behind her pretty, blushing Alviry with the 
precious bundle of silk under her arm. Amelia 
tried hard to hide her elation. She received 
them complacently and then followed the cus- 
tomary, awe-inspiring, almost whispered discus- 
sion as of something too sacred to be spoken of 
in ordinary tones. 



When they were gone Amelia had a mental re- 
lapse. She had been in the very heights of 
heaven, while planning the gown and had given 
her imagination full sway, but so soon as the 
other two were gone, the responsibility of the 
undertaking struck her with full force, and she 
was amazed at her own temerity. She was su- 
premely happy nevertheless, and went about her 
daily work with the light of a new purpose in 
her face. She dreamed of the dress all night; 
fantastical visions of the most fantastical styles 
floated through her brain. Bright and early in 
the morning, though, Amelia was up eager to be 
through wtih her commonplace duties so that she 
could begin on the delightful task. And yet 
when she was finally ready with shears in hand, 
she hesitated and the hands that held the shears 
trembled. What if she should spoil it? Putting 
these fears aside as childish and foolish and con- 
fident in her own skill and ability, she carefully 
unfolded the shimmering silk, draping it lovingly 
in a thousand ways. It caught the rays of the 
morning sun, fairly dazzling poor Amelia with 
its brilliancy and looking ridiculously out of 
place in the bare little room. 

Every morning before she went to work Amelia 
would sweep and dust until the room was im- 
maculately spotless, so that no speck of dust 
should mar the perfect purity of the silky white- 
ness of the gown, and every night she folded it 
carefully and put it away on tissue paper. As 
the dress grew day by day under Amelia's magic 
touch, her poor, starved heart grew more and 
more bound up in it. She could not bear to 
think of finishing it and parting with it forever; 
each little frill and flounce became dear to her. 
She allowed no one to see it, and she was even 
jealous of Alviry's touch when she tried it on her. 
One day, a week before the wedding, Mrs. Peuter- 
ball came in ostensibly to see Amelia about a 
church social, but with her mind fully made up 
to seeing the wonderful dress before she left. 
That morning, upon realizing how soon she must 
part with this apple of her eye, Amelia had given 
vent to an outburst of tears which Mrs. Peuter- 
ball had interrupted. Amelia's apparent per- 
turbation did not escape Mrs. Aaron Peuterball 
(in fact nothing ever did), and Amelia, to hide 
her own confusion, displayed the treasure before 
the admiring and wondering eyes of the visitor, 
and her praises rang sweet in Amelia's ears. 
Nevertheless, she gave a sigh of relief when she 
was alone again. About her work her 'eyes 
were continually turning toward that corner 
of the room where the dress hung in solitary 
splendor. And when the day dawned when she 

should try it on Alvira for the last time, then 
wrap it up and part with it forever, pride in its 
beauty and importance was drowned in the over- 
whelming sorrow at losing out of her life what 
she had grown to love and cherish. Not for 
worlds would Amelia have shown what she felt. 
She recognized in her Puritan heart that it was 
a weakness, even a sin, and yet she was power- 
less to coquer it. She reasoned with herself that 
when it was gone life would resume its common- 
placeness and that she would have it only as a 
pleasant memory. Why was it that her heart 
gave an unreasoning leap of joy when Mrs. 
Brown, with an approving nod toward the gown 
and a beaming smile of patronizing good nature 
invited her to the wedding? That would be an 
unexpected joy to see the crowning glory of her 
idol and to hear the praises of others. 

The rest of that day seemed utterly gray and 
dark to Amelia. The gown had left a large void 
in her uneventful existence that it would be hard 
to fill. She struggled hard against the feeling of 
loneliness, but at odd moments she might have 
been seen standing disconsolately in the middle 
of the room in absolute self-forgetfulness, with 
broom or dish towel clutched with absent-minded 
tenacity in her hands, and her eyes filled with an 
utterly forlorn look of vague desolation. 

On the night before the wedding Amelia sat 
alone in her room, wondering what she would do 
when tomorrow's occasion should be but a mem- 
ory. Her one refuge and comfort in all times of 
trouble was her Bible, so she took it from her top 
dresser drawer, where she kept it. When Amelia 
was anxious for spiritual aid and guidance she 
had great faith and confidence in the efficiency 
of reading a selection at random. Entirely un- 
suspecting she opened the book at the 32d chapter 
of Exodus and began to read. With the first few 
verses, as she afterward said, her wickedness 
and sinfulness appeared to her like a flash in all 
its blackness; how much more blameworthy was 
she than that ignorant, wayward people — she, in 
this enlightened age and listening as she did 
every Sunday to such an inspired teacher as 
Deacon Frisbee, to be worshiping a vain idol 
made with her own hands — why, she would never 
recover from the shame of it! 

It seemed like a divine visitation of Providence 
that she should have opened to that very chapter. 
She felt that she ought to confess her guilt or do 
something to atone for it. Suddenly a glorious 
self-sacrifice presented itself to her mind; she 
would keep away from the wedding tomorrow! 
And thus poor Amelia destroyed her "golden 
calf." L. M., '03. 

The Stentor. 

Vol. XVIII. 

Lake Forest, III., January 14, 1904. 

No. 13 


A Koteworthy fciatlierins — President Harlan 

Welcomed to i\ T eiv York -A Permanent 

Organization Planned. 

[In a communication printed in the Alumr.i 
Stentor of June, 1903, Miss Martha Barrett, ex- 
'87, urged that the alumni of Lake Forest in New 
York Should form an organization there similar 
to those maintained by many other institutions. 
It seemed to be desirable to take steps to carry 
out this plan when first President Harlan 
should be in New York at a suitable time. For 
the following delightful account of the first meet- 
ing we are indebted to Mr. Charles G. Smith, '95, 
who took the laboring oar in carrying out the 

On December 23 word was received in this city 
from Professor Bridgman that President Harlan 
was planning to be here in the week following 
New Year's Day. Suggestions had previously 
been made that it might be feasible to have a 
Lake Forest dinner in New York city and to or- 
ganize a New York Alumni Association. Profes- 
sor Bridgman suggested that, while the notice 
might be too short to permit arrangements for a 
formal dinner, probably a dozen or more could be 
got together to meet Dr. Harlan at luncheon, 
and he sent a list of thirty-one alumni and former 
students of the college living in this vicinity. 

After learning definitely from Dr. Harlan the 
days when he would be in the city, it was de- 
cided to make an effort, notwithstanding the 
shortness of the time, to get as many Lake For- 
esters together as possible at a dinner which was 
arranged to be had at the, Hotel Marlborough on 
the evening of January 5. A circular letter was 
mailed to all those named in the list, informing 
them of the plans for the dinner and urging them 
to be present. Replies came promptly and 
showed great enthusiasm on the part of every 
one for the movement. 

Twenty-eight persons responded at the Hotel 
Marlborough on Tuesday evening, January 5, and 
the occasion was one long to be remembered. 
Some of those present had not met since leaving 
Lake Forest twenty years ago. It was one ol 
those happy events which one likes to think 
about a long time afterwards. 

Dr. Newell Dwight Hillis, '84, presided at the 
dinner and the gifted preacher was in his happiest 
vein. He spoke of his fealty to Lake Forest and 
eloquently alluded, to the sentiments awakened 
by such gatherings, and in his introductions he 
communicated to all the contagious good humor 
which makes such meetings a success. 

Dr. Hillis introduced President Harlan, who 
told his listeners what they particularly desired to 
hear about the real conditions at Lake Forest. 
He described the movement on foot to increase 
the attendance at college, to kindle spirit and 
pride in the student body and to arouse a sup- 
porting interest among the alumni. He told of 
the growth during the past year and of the 
encouraging outlook, of present wants and future 
plans. The impression made upon those present 
was such that henceforth all Lake Foresters in 
New York are enthusiastically for President Har- 
lan, and are fully alive to the possibilities of the 
college under his administration. 

Dr. Hillis then called upon Mrs. Josephine 
White Bates of the class of '80, who spoke with 
rare charm of manner and expression of the early 
experiences of her class, which was the first 
class to enter. Mrs. Bates said that members of 
her class regard themselves as pioneers and feel 
the strength of affection for Lake Forest that 
holds first settlers in a country they have opened 
to civilization. 

Mr. James A. Canfield, '80-'81, editor of "The 
Patchogue Advance," was introduced by Dr. Hil- 
lis as a member of a profession of men who claim 
to know everything about everything. Mr. Can- 
field sai'di he distinctly remembered seeing two 
men, Hill and Hillis, always going about the cam- 
pus arm in arm, and that neither of these two 
men was ever known to do anything else. 

Rev. H. E. House, '90-'91, spoke feelingly of 
his affection for the college nnd grapically de- 
scribed its beauty of location and environment. 

Rev. J. W. Doughty, '83-'86, told of the diffi- 
culties he had in first finding the college; how 
he made several detours into the rambling high- 
ways and each time involuntarily turned up at 
the station. He finally set out after "Dent" and 
brought up at the college steps. 

Mr. Paul Starrett, '84-85, remembered having 

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wound his way to the college without Dent's 
guidance. He said his memory of Lake Forest 
incidents was hazy, except as to things he did 
not care to mention. 

Mr. Theodore Starred;, '84, was introduced by 
Dr. Hillis as having been a wonderful Latin stu- 
dent, ever ready to parse, decline, conjugate and 
translate, and without whose assistance Dr. Hillis 
could never have gotten through. Mr. Starrett 
said he carefully avoided, during his course, all 
work of an oratorical nature. Said he: "When 
the oratory was passed' around Dr. Hillis grabbed 
it all." 

Rev. W. T. Blsing, Academy '75, came in late, 
but in time to poke fun at his old Princeton 
friend, "Dick" Harlan. 

It was voted to have an annual dinner and a 
committee consisting of Messrs. C. G. Smith, 
W. H. Humiston, Theodore Starrett and Paul 
Starrett was appointed to consider plans for the 
formation of a New York Alumni Association and 
to arrange for a dinner to be held next year, at 
which President Harlan promised to be present. 
Dr. Hillis made the suggestion, which was fa- 
vorably received, that the association to be form- 
ed should provide for an annual scholarship at 
Lake Forest. It was decided that a letter be 
sent to Mrs. W. C. Roberts expressing to her the 
sympathies of those present on account of the 
death of ex-President Roberts. Bx-Pnesident 
Gregory had expected to attend but telephoned 
in the course of the evening that owing to the se- 
verity of the weather he felt unable to come, 
and he particularly requested that an expression 
of his regret be communicated to President Har- 
lan and to all those present. Others sending mes 
sages of regret were Mrs. Sophia Rhea Dulles 
'82-'86; Mrs. Lucy Ward Beach, '78-'81; Rev. J 
Wilbur Chapman, '78-'79; Wallace T. Chapin 
'83-'85; Rev. Sartell Prentice, Jr., '89-'90; Mrs. 
Alice Kaye Newcomer, '78-'79; Mrs. Ellen F 
Ward, '78-'83, and John Meeker High, '87-88. 

Following is a list of those present: 

President Richard D. Harlan. 

Mrs. Josephine White Bates, '80. 

Newell Dwight Hillis, '84. 

Theodore Starrett, '84. 

Jane S. Wilson, '88. 

Carrie S. Griffin, '89. 

W. H. Humiston, '91. 

Charles G. 'Smith, '95. 

Mrs. Mary Warren Elsing, '79-'80. 

Charles A. Evans, '79-'81. 

James A. Canfield, '80-'81. 

Mrs. Caroline Benedict Burrell, '82-'83. 

Martha Belle Barrett, '82-'86. 

J. W. Doughty, '83-'86. 

Paul Starrett, '84-'85. 

Mrs. Jennie Durand Allen, '85-'86. 

H. E. House, '90-'91. 

Ada E. Rainey, '94-'95. 

W. T. Elsing, '75, Academy. 

Arthur L. Canfield, '78-'81, Academy. 

F. W. Pine, ex-'90, Academy. 

Mrs. Mabel Durand Pine, ex-'92, Ferry Hall. 

Mrs. Theodore Starrett. 

Mrs. J. A. Canfield. 

Mr. Lindon W. Bates. 

Mrs. Arthur L. Canfield. 

Rev. Joseph Dunn Burrell. 

Mr. Elisha H. Allen. 


Every one will be interested in reading this 
description of the first day in Japan, which is a 
part of a monthly letter sent by the Rev. George 
William Wright, '92, to his former congregation 
in Chicago. 

"Our vessel had not seen land or sail for 
ten days when one afternoon, just as the sun 
was going down, we were called to the bow of 
the good ship, for off in the distance, 128 miles 
away, there arose the lofty head of Mount Fuji- 
yama, 12,234 feet above the sea. In a solitary 
grandeur does it stand with a beautiful cap of 
snow for a crown. 'No wonder,' said a Japanese 
missionary who stood beside me, 'no wonder that 
the people reverence such a mountain.' They 
have given a go4 a residence far up in that lofty 
air and during the latter part of July and the 
early part of August, when the snow has melted 
except in the crevices, many a pilgrim climbs to 
the top. Sometimes even old women can be seen 
ascending, counting that indeed there must be 
blessing in such devotion. 

"During the night we entered the harbor of 
Yokohama and when we came out upon the deck 
what a sight awaited us. There floating upon 
those splendid waters was upward of $50,000,000 
represented by eighteen war vessels flying the 
flags of France, Russia, Ja,pan, Great Britain and 
the United States — six of our own ships, the fa- 
hous Oregon, the Cincinnati, New Orleans, Al- 
bany, Raleigh and Wisconsin. 

"At first they were but five, for the Wisconsin 
was just coming into the harbor, and what a 
magnificent salute of cannon thundered out over 
the ocean in greeting to this lady of the waters. 

"It is not every morning that one can walk 
out of his chamber and see eighteen war vessels 
ranged around him. Behind the gala appearance, 
however, a thought of seriousness had possession 
of people's minds, for the Japanese and Russian 
governments were still carrying on negotiations 

the stentor 


which it was feared would end in disagreement. 
Happily the next day it turned out the other 

"Back at home most the people suppose that 
Japan, fon her own sake, should be very careful 
about getting into a quarrel with Russia, but per- 
haps some of you might change your minds if 
once you could see the Japs on their own soil. The 
men are all athletes, not tall indeed, but built 
solidly from the ground up and both muscular 
and wiry. There is a spring and a quickness in 
their movements which it is pleasant to watch, 
and if ever one wishes to see muscles of iron 
rather than flesh he should look at the bronzed 
limbs of the jinricksha men. 

"And a word about the jinrickshas. They are 
the pretty little carriages of Japan. Imagine, if 
you please, a delightful toy buggy meant for just 
one to ride in and with shafts in front between 
which, not a horise, but a splendidly built little 
Jap, jumps in and starts off on what we would 
call 'a dog trot,' while you ride in high state 
and glory behind. Thus we were carried around 
through Yokohama on the 'day I am telling you of, 
out to the railway station to catch the train for 
Tokyo. And how surprised you will be when you 
get out on the train platform, for another train 
has just come in from Kobe and the people are 
passing out on their way to the street. It is a 
cement walk, and at first you think that a crock- 
ery store is being broken all over, but instead 
all the clatter is being made by the people walk- 
ing on their funny shoes. The shoes are up on 
a pair of wooden stilts anywhere from a half inch 
to two inches high, the ladies favoring the t v vo- 
inch pattern. 

"Perhaps you think there were only a few peo- 
ple at the station. If so, you are mistaken for 
the Japanese use their railroads a great deal, and 
I was informed that the road by which I traveled 
to Tokyo carried many more passengers propor- 
tionately than did the great New York Central 
road in our land. 

"The ride through the country was very pretty, 
the ground seeming to be everywhere under culti- 
vation and the people extremely busy. Many of 
them were carrying great loads upon either end 
of a long pole which crossed over the shoulder, 
Sometimes, indeed, a second pole was thrown 
over the other shoulder. 

"Tokyo we found was a great and fine city. 
First we had our jinricksha men take us to the 
famous Shiba Temple, which is one of the most 
splendid in all Japan. There are many parts to 
it but the one we most carefully studied was that 
which was built by the Second Shogun some 265 
years ago. Its carvings are magnificent, and the 

peculiar art of much of the decoration has passed 
out with the genius of the spirits of past days, 
so that a part of its reproduction today would be 
impossible. You must remove your shoes on en- 
tering the inner court of the temple and as the 
floors were cold and the day was raw I very 
carefully carried away a fine spcimen of lumbago. 

"Afterwards our jinricksha men carried us over 
some very interesting streets by the fine govern- 
ment buildings and up to the very entrance of 
the Mikado's grounds. But you will understand 
that the entrance is as near as you can get, and, 
as the grounds are one mile and a half 
long and a mile wide, you can conceive 
that the entrance is some little distance 
from the palace. Going through the town 
we came upon electric cars handsomely 
equipped and looking so much like those at 
home that I nearly boarded them. Then we 
passed down the Ginza, which is the principal 
thoroughfare in Tokyo, and we could hardly get 
the ladies in our party by the shops. These 
shops open out to the street, and as you pass 
along you can do buiness from the sidewalks. 
And what could you not buy? There were even 
American magazines, European goods of every 
sort and Japanese ware in profusion. On the 
edge of the sidewalk is another collection of 
shops, so that you are passing down between 
two lines of them on either side of the street. 

"When we got back into the railway station 
and weiie about to boardi the train for Yokohama 
we were treated to a first-class Japanese earth- 
quake, which shook things up delightfully, and, 
of course, made us feel that we were that much 
nearer seeing all the sights. 

"Yesterday we spent a few hours in Kobe with 
many of the delights of our previous Japanese 
experiences repeated. We visited the beautiful 
Uunobiki waterfall. It is not large at all, but is 
so prettily caught and whirled by the rocks which 
nature has placed in the way, as well as by the 
tasteful masonwork the Japanese have construct- 
ed at exactly the right places that the whole ef- 
fect is delightful. And this leads me to be one 
more to say that the Japanese are artistic to the 
tip ends of the fingers. If they wrap up a package 
you are likely to find they have put a pretty rib- 
bon about and under the ribbon they will slip 
a clever little design in paper to indicate the 
package is a pnesent. 

"And so I could go on v/riting for such along 
while about this wonderful little island empire, 
but I fear that already my pen has transgressed 
the proper limits of this paper. You will surely 
still allow me to adid, however, as I write I am 
looking out upon the shores of the beautiful In- 



land Sea. And do you ask what the Inland Sea 
may be? It is still this great Pacific Ocean send- 
ing its waters in among the thousands of beauti- 
ful little islands that raise their pretty heads up 
out of the water in graceful outlines. Over them 
the sun is playing, and you know how daintily 
and yet how gorgeously he colors. So 
there you have it all. The sea a gentle sheen of 
glass; islands to the right of you, islands to the 
left of you, islands fading out in the pathway be- 
hind, islands rising gracefully before you, no two 
alike, except that all are tender with beauty; 
many a little fishing boat (in some places hun- 
dreds of them) and now and again a sail boat and 
a larger) craft; and off in the distance the purple 
haze that mantles all about. And this has been 
all the day and each moment a new picture. Is 
it real or only a dream?" 

Nagasaki, Japan. 


As result of investigations into the methods of 
choosing the editorial staffs of some of the best 
college papers, we have found that they are, for 
the most part, selected in one of three ways — 
through an organization composed of students, 
through an editorial board, or by means of the 
competitive system. 

The first plan mentioned has proved very suc- 
cessful both at Knox College and Beloit. It con- 
sists in the organization of a company called, in 
one case, the Knox Student Joint Stock Company, 
in the other, the Archaean Union. These organi- 
zations practically have control of the papers is- 
sued at these colleges. Membership in the Knox 
Student Joint Stock Company is elective and any 
student, on recommendation of the executive 
committee, may become a member by receiving a 
two-thirds vote of the members present at any 
business meeting. Every spring an election of 
officers is held, new members are taken in and the 
editor, business manager and four assistant edit- 
ors are elected. The editor then uses his own 
judgment in the appointment of such correspond- 
ents and heads of departments as may be needed. 

At Beloit, Membership in the Archaean Union 
is open to any student in the college who pays 
the dues of 50 cents a term. This entitles him to 
the use of the reading room and to a vote on any 
matter which comes before the Union. No one 
except the members of this organization can com- 
pete in any oratorical contest or debate, or hold 
any office on the staff of the Round Table. ThiB 
Union then elects the board of editors. All nomi- 
nations are made in open meeting except in cases 

of the associate editor, whom the editor-in-chief 
nominates, and the assistant business manager, 
whom the business manager nominates. Their 
nominations are ratified by the Union and upon 
the retirement every half year of the editor-in- 
chief and business manager, their assistants take 
their places. 

The editors of the Purdue Exponent, also of the 
Michigan Daily, are chosen through an electoral 
board. At Purdue this board consists of three 
members of the faculty, chosen by the president 
of the university, one from each of the four liter- 
ary societies, one from each of the four classes, 
one from the Pharmacy Department, and the five 
retiring editors. A board differing somewhat from 
the one mentioned in that it also supervises the 
maagement of the paper, appoints the managing 
editor of the Michigan Daily, who then chooses 
his own staff of assistants and reporters, thus in- 
suring a congenial board of editors. 

The students of McGill University are testing a 
new plan this year which they believe will prove 
successful. Five members of the board for the 
coming year are elected by the existing board 
and five by the Alma Mater Society, one from 
each faculty of the university. The Alma Mater 
Society referred to is composed of representatives 
elected by the whole student body in each Fac- 
ulty. These ten then constitute the board, which 
elects the editor-in-chief, business manager and 
other officers, and if it is considered advisable, 
may also elect to the staff three other members 
during the year. 

Many colleges are using the competitive sys- 
tem in selecting their editors. In some ways this 
seems the only fair and just manner of choice, and 
the one which in the end will prove most benefi- 
cial to the paper itself, for it has merit, not popu- 
larity, as its basis. By this method, all contribu- 
tions offered to the paper are submitted to a com- 
mittee which keeps a record of their relative mer- 
its. That student then is appointed editor-in-chief 
whose contributions during the preceding year 
are deemed of greatest value by the committee and 
the student whose work ranks next is appointed 
assistant editor. In selecting the staff of the Har- 
vard Advocate, issued at Harvard University, the 
members of the already existing board act as 
judges. At Dartmouth the merit of the literary 
work is determined by the managing editor and 
all appointments are made by him. 

This system is being considered at Illinois Col- 
lege, and with it the plan of giving to the editors 
college credit for their work. The faculty, after in- 
vestigating the matter have decided that, if in 
their judgment, the paper shall have been credit- 



ably conducted throughout the year, the editor-in- 
chief shall receive four credits and the literary 
editor three. There are many points in favor of 
the adoption of such a plan, if it is possible. The 
paper will be kept up to a high standard. There 
will be more honor connected with the position 
of editor, and therefore more candidates for the 
office. And an increase in the number of candi- 
dates means a greater number of literary contri- 
butions offered, from which the editor may choose 
the best for his paper. 

— Excnange Editor. 

Sergeant-at-Arms— Mr. Andrews. 

Debates, debating and the question of the com- 
ing 'debate were discussed impromptu, and all the 
men encouraged thereby. After deliberation it 
was thought prudent to defer the choosing of the 
term till the next meeting. The new term starts 
v\ ith many hopeful aspects. 


Aletheian met on Friday evening of last week. 
The program was in charge of Miss Miriam Wash' 
burne and Miss Mabel Brown, the subject being: 
"Later History of Japan." After devotionals, led 
by Miss Robertson, Miss Washburne read a pa- 
per on "Japan of Today," in which she brought 
out especially the industrial conditions prevailing 
there. The next paper was read by Miss Mabel 
Brown on "The Policy of the Two Pactions in 
the Japanese Government." Miss Gait gave a talk 
on "Social Life of the Japanese," dealing princi- 
pally with the life of the women. A paper by 
Miss Whitmore on 'The Restored Empire" closed 
the evening's program. 

The Athenaean literary meet- 
ing of Monday night was largely 
attended. The preliminary con- 
test to select three men to repre- 
sent Athenaean in the inter-so- 
ciety debate on Feb. 19, aroused: much interest, 
as is shown by the number of contestants — Shroy- 
er, Rath, Trowbridge, Wilson, Diver, Howard and 
Erskine. The last three werje the successful con- 
testants. The following newly elected officers 
were installed in their respective positions: 
Smith, president; Churchill, vice president; Hau- 
tau, secretary; Bloom, treasurer; Diver, critic; 
Howard, sergeant-at-arms. 

At the meeting this week the fol- 
lowing were installed as officers of 
Zeta Epsilon for the coming term: 
President — Mr. Barry. 
Vice President — Mr. Jackman. 
Secretary — Mr. Shumway. 
Treasurer — Mr. Hennings. 
Critic — Mr. Burgeson. 

TOM <'OKIt. 

The Winter Club will present the comedy, "Tom 
Cobb," or "Fortune's Toy" Saturday evening, Jan. 
15. This play, by W. S. Gilbert, was first pro- 
duced at St. James' Theater, London, in 1875. 

Following is the cast of characters: 

Col, O'Fipp (an Irish adventurer) Mr. Henry Rumsey 

Cobb 1 ) Mr. L. F. Sennett 

Whipple \ y° un - surgeons J- Mr. F. H. Gade 

Matilda O'Fipp, the daughter Mrs. George W. Cobb 

A Romantic Family. 

Mr.Effingham Mr. S. S. Dmand 

Mrs. Effingham Mrs. W. H. Hubbard 

Bellstrode Effingham Mr. A. H. Granger 

Caroline Miss Annie Cobb 

Biddie Mrs. F. H. Gade 

Footman Mr. Henry Watson 

Tickets $1. 

This play is for the benefit of the new conta- 
gious hospital and should be patronized by the 
Lake Forest students. 


The following are the principal books that have 
been added to the library during the past month: 

American Statesmen Series, 32 vols., published 
by Houghton, Mifflin & Co. 

Abraham Lincoln, by Nicolay & Hay, 10 vols. 

Cyclopedia of American Horticulture, by Bailey 
& Miller, 4 vols. 

Reports of the Smithsonian Institute, the Na- 
tional Museum, the U. S. Geological Survey, the 
Illinois State Historical Society, etc. 

Mirabile dictu! Proclaim it on the house-tops. 
Tell it from Gath to Eskelon, or from Portland, 
Me., to Portland, Ore. A president and a board 
of trustees have arisen with sense and grace 
enough to cease calling their institution a "uni- 
versity" and to revert to the older fashioned and 
more exact title of "college." The president? 
Richard D. Harlan, son of Mr. Justice Harlan of 
the United States Supreme Court. The institu- 
tion? Lake Forest College nee University, a 
Presbyterian denominational school in Illinois. 
If there were more men like President Har- 
lan and his board of trustees, who put veracity of 
terminology -above pride, what a season of name- 
changing there might be among the educational 
institutions of the interior and the west, where 
universities are as numerous as colonels in Ken- 
tucky! — Boston Evening Transcript. 


The Stentor. 


Published every Thursday during the collegiate year by the 
students of Lake Forest College. 


WILLIAM B. ROSS Assistant Editor 

FRED C. CHURCHILL Business Manager 

MISS HELEN McNITT Exchange Editor 


PROF. JOHN J. HALSEY 1 a t ™„ t it™ „,„„,, 


Reporters and Correspondents. 










One year $2.00 

If paid within 30 days 1.50 

Single copies 10 

For sale at The Stentor office in the Durand Institute. 

Address all business communications and make all checks 
payable to the Business Manager. 

All other correspondence should be addressed to the Editor. 
Contributions from students and alumni are very much 

Previous numbers of The Stentor and all exchanges are on 
file in the office. You are invited to read them. 

Entered at the post-office at Lake Forest 111., as second-class 

Directory of Student Organizations. 

Athletic Association— President, Prof. R. H. McKee ; Secre- 
tary, Nettie Bett en. 

Football— Manager, W. N. Carter ; Captain, Fermar T. Black. 

Baseball— Manager, Arthur W. Campbell; Captain, T. Edgar 

Track Team— Captain, E. S. Scott. 

Indoor Baseball— Cautain, O. S. Thompson. Manager, L. C. 

Tennis Association— President, Lowell H. Beach ; Secretary, 
Chas. Cobb. 

Y. M. C. A. — President, George Cromley ; Secretary, L C. 

Y. W. C. A.— President, Vida Graham; Secretary, Belle J. 

Just before the holidays a meeting was held 
for the purpose of organizing a glee club. But 
a small number of men was present and little 
enthusiasm was manifested. After considerable 
discussion it was decided that, perhaps, we ha'd 
better have a glee club this year, and Messrs. 
Stark and Stevens were elected leaders, although 
neither of them would undertake the task alone. 
Mr. Ross was elected manager. During the vaca- 
tion these 'men have been considering the propo- 
sition that was almost forced upon them and have 
concluded to abandon the evidently hopeless 
task ef forming a glee club without the support 
and energy of the men of the College. There are 
enough enterprises which require attention al- 
ready before the student body, so that it is just as 
well that no more efforts be wasted upon this 

Hoch! to the New York Alumni. Without hes- 
itation we say that The Stentor can rarely hope 
to print anything so interesting as the account, 
in another column, of their dinner on Jan. 5th. 
We believe that the dinner was an event in the 
history of the College, and that its influence will 
be direct and inspiring. It gives one new re- 
spect for the tradition of the institution, and new 
hope for its progress, when he learns that a 
thousand miles from Lake Forest, on short no- 
tice, at a busy time of the year, on the coldest 
night of the season, from an address list of only 
thirty-one, a company of twenty-eight could be 
gathered. Many of these people had to get in 
from Brooklyn and Orange and Harlem — and get 
back afterwards. Many had been but a year or 
two at Lake Forest, and some are graduates of 
other institutions. There cannot be much imita- 
tion about that brand of loyalty. 

Some of the alumni who live in and near Chi- 
cago have been considering the fact that, in 
spite of the many graduates and former students 
in Lake Forest who have positions on the daily 
papers and who therefore have the opportunity 
of giving the College an important place in the 
world of news, there has been little or no notice by 
the press of any of the happenings of our college 
life. These alumni have sought for the cause of 
this lack of legitimate newspaper advertisement 
and have justly placed the blame on the students 
who are supposed to send the news from Lake 
Forest to the papers. These students, who are 
paid for the copy which is printed, are not re- 
quired by the papers which they represent to 
fill a certain amount of space each day, and 
therefore do not seek for items of interest but 
only send in that which comes to them without 
much effort. Moreover they are usually among 
the busiest men in college and since this is a 
side line of work, they neglect it for more im- 
portant duties. With this in mind, plans are be- 
ing made for the organization of a Lake Forest 
"press association" the object of which shall be 
to put the name and the news of our college be- 
fore the public in every good way possible. Mr. 
Lewis, who is a loyal alumnus as well as an in- 
structor, has talked with some of the reporters 
asking them to send in over their names news 
which shall be collected by this association. De- 
tails of this new plan have not yet been worked 
out, but it is gratifying to know that such a 
movement is being made. It should meet with 
the hearty co-operation of all the students and 
of the alumni whose achievements in the busi- 



neas and educational world will form a large 
number of the news items. 

While speaking of newspaper advertisement, 
The Stentor would like to voice the opinion of 
the students concerning the character of several 
items that have appeared lately in Chicago pa- 
pers. Some enterprising reporter, who has evi- 
dently cared more for the financial compensation 
than for the interests of the college, has been 
sending in sensational stories that misrepresent 
the actions of the students and put some few of 
them in a bad light. There is enough to report 
from Lake Forest that is true and attractive so 
that there is no necessity for a manufacture of 
the Chicago American style of news. We do 
not care to have our names in the papers if there 
is nothing good to say about us, and if our ac- 
tions and words are to be falsely stated. While 
he who writes such garbled reports may have 
the "proper newspaper spirit" and may find the 
money received therefrom very acceptable to 
his purse, he will also find himself to be very 
unpopular with the student body which is a 
thing not to be lightly considered, if his name 
shall be disclosed. Newspaper advertising is a 
good thing if the right kind of news is sent to 
the papers. 


It must give pleasure to all those interested in 
the student enterprises of Lake Forest to note 
the enthusiasm with which the preliminary work 
on the Junior Annual has been started and re- 
ceived. The prospects for a book typical and 
worthy of Lake Forest are exceedingly bright. 
Not for years has material been so plentiful for 
an entertaining book; never before has the col- 
lecting of material begun so early The last is- 
sue of The Forester was a handsome volume, of 
which we were justly proud, but if we mistake 
not the 1905 Forester will exceed its predeces- 
sors both in wealth of material and in beauty 
of workmanship. 

The editor, Mr. Scott, is now busy in arranging 
what he has on hand to the best advantage. As 
usual, the three departments of the institution 
are to be represented in the book. The achieve- 
ments of the year in sport, debate and oratory 
will be given in concise form. Society events 
and other happenings of interest will be recalled 
in its pages. Considerable space will be devoted 
to matter of a humorous turn, including the cus- 
tomary grinds and cartoons. A new departure 
will be the space that is reserved for matter of 
particular interest to alumni. The feature of this 
year's edition will be the number and variety of 
new engravings; a photograph of every society, of 

every instructor and of practically every building, 
besides many views taken about town, will be giv- 
en in its pages. 

Mr. Ferguson assures us that the make-up of 
The Forester will be in keeping with the editing. 
The volume will consist of about 225 pages, eight 
by ten inches in size. A Chicago artist is work- 
ing upon the cover design — a conventional view 
of College Hall, selected because of the innumer- 
able associations the old hall must ever bring to 
lovers of Lake Forest. The book will be put 
into print by Hollister Brothers of Chicago, whose 
name of itself insures perfect workmanship. 

It is to be hoped that every student will do his 
share in making this year's issue a complete suc- 
cess, for after all it is not the editor and the man- 
ager, but the students themselves, who are re- 
sponsible for the kind of book that is to be placed 
in the hands of not only those upon our campus, 
but of scores of prospective students and of inter- 
ested alumni. 


The date for the Junior Prom, will be Feb. 12. 

Miss Elizabeth Kaplan is ill of la grippe at her 
home in Joliet. 

Mr. Carlos Ames of Chicago visited Miss Anne 
Ryon at Lois Hall on Monday. 

Miss Iona Wagner spent Christmas Day at the 
home of Miss Mary Reynolds in Joliet. 

Professor and Mrs. McKee spent the holiday 
vacation with relatives in Carthage, Mo. 

Miss Nettie Betten was the guest of Miss Em- 
ma Ash at Logansport during the vacation. 


Miss Irene Robinson spent her vacation at 
South Bend, as the guest of Miss Belle Bartlett. 

Miss Laura Williamson has been admitted to 
Madame Zeisler's piano class, and she took her 
first lesson on Tuesday of this week. 

The Misses Williamson spent Christmas Day 
in Joliet at the home of Miss Mary Reynolds and 
New Year's Day in Auburn Park at the home of 
Mass Mabel Thornton. 

All out for the Freshmen-Sophomore indoor 
game! Sharp practice of both teams during the 
entire week; hard, quick, funny game, 8 o'clock 
Saturday evening. Experts of both classes will 

Mrs. French of Dayton, Ohio, visited a few days 
during vacation at Lois Hall with her sister, 
Mrs. Butler, after which they together went to 
Peterson, Iowa, where they were called by the 
death of their brother. 



Miss Helen McNitt, Miss Emma Ash and Miss 
Nettie Betten made a short visit in Kokomo dur- 
ing the vacation as guests of Miss Eva Mygrants. 

Miss Hortense Butler is visiting at Roan, In- 
diana, where she went to attend the wedding of 
Miss Jessie Squires, a former Lake Forest stu- 

Dare D Siusher wishes the girls of Lake 

Forest to understand that he cannot entertain any 
more proposals. It is a little early in the year 
to take such a decided stand, but Dale is very 
tender hearted and finds it hard to refuse. So, 
in order to avoid complications, this notice is 

Our little "Jap," Asada, is mildly excited these 
days. He, in common with all other young men 
of Japan, was early instilled with the idea that 
war with Russia was inevitable. Now that this 
conflict is almost certain, studies lose their charm 
and his time is consumed in the reading of war 

President Harlan, accompanied by Mrs. Harlan, 
spent the first ten days of the Christnws vacation 
in Washington. Tuesday and Wednesday of last 
week they were in New York in attendance Tues- 
day evening at the alumni dinner described else- 
where in these pages. Thursday, the 7th, the 
president gave the address at the installation of 
the new pastor, Rev. Francis Treadwell Clayton, 
of the Congregational Church, Williamstown, 

We are all very sorry that Campbell has de- 
cided to leave college. The offer of a good posi- 
tion with the New York Life Insurance Company 
at Little Rock, Ark., tempted him, and he has 
gone to join the company of Lake Forest gradu- 
ates and former students at that place. He will 
be missed very much when the football season 
cjmes again, for he was one of our strongest 
players. A good student and a good fellow, with 
a kind word for all — no one can fill his place. 
But we wish him good success in his new field 
and hope that he may be able to return and visit 
us often. 

Rehearsals are being held frequently for the 
play to be given by Mr. Lewis' class on Jan. 29. 
Notwithstanding several disappointments caused 
by students giving up the parts assigned to them, 
undoubtedly the play will be a success. The fact 
that it is given for the benefit of the baseball 
team, that is, to provide new suits, should add to 
the interest. Tickets will be out in the course of 
a week. Do not fail to buy one — or two — or more. 

At the junior class meeting yesterday afternoon 
L. H. Beach was elected captain and Lloyd Smith 
manager of the junior indoor baseball team. 

Y. W. C. A. met on Thursday evening of last 
week. Miss Annie McClure led the meeting, the 
topic being "Gratitude." Her remarks were to 
the point and contained some very helpful sug- 
gestions Miss Cole, state college secretary, also 
was present and spoke of some features of her 
work during the past year. She closed her talk 
with some suggestions as to what the new year 
should mean to the girls, saying that one should 
aim to make it a better year in every way than 
the one that has just passed. The girls were very 
grateful to Miss McClure and Miss Cole for .the 
inspiration of their presence and their helpful 


In answer to a call issued by Mr. Herschberger 
about twelve baseball candidates met in the gym- 
nasium last Monday, and began the preliminary 
work in that department. The work, necessarily, 
was of a very light character, and will continue 
to be so until all danger of sore arms is obviated. 
By that time the batting cage will be installed 
and practice of a more strenuous type will begin. 

At a recent meeting of the Board of Control 
Mr. Oliver Thompson was elected to succeed Ar- 
thur Campbell as baseball manager. 

IJilKII.I. UK. II. 15: I.AKK FOREST, 7. 

In the indoor baseball game Saturday evening 
Lake Forest suffered defeat. Medill has a team 
of fast, sure players, especially in the field, but 
Lake Forest held the n 'down to an even score 
during the first half of the same. The team has 
no reason for discouragement since success is 
only a question of more practice. 

The men are particularly weak at the bat. 
Stark, in the pitcher's box, handled the ball very 
creditably, except in the seventh and eighth in- 
nings, and Andrews, behind the bat, was all that 
could be desired. Andrews also proved a sur- 
prise and an exception at the bat. Milner, at left 
short, worked in conjunction with the catcher in 
a satisfactory manner, althougn the two were 
caught off guard once and allowed a man to steal 
in. Michael played a good game at first base; 
Gamble showed decided 1 improvement over his 
former work at right short. Beach, as left field- 
er, Charlesttcn at right and Ross at third base 
had little opportunity to get into the game. 
Thompson demonstrated his knowledge of the 
rules and practice of the game both at second 
base and in batting. 

The games at West Division High School and 
Armour Institute have been canceled, and next 
Saturday evening the Freshman-Sophomore game 
will be played. A great deal or enthusiasm is 
being shown by the classes, and the contest will 
be exciting, to say the least. Odds are in favor 
of the freshmen. 




School opened last Wednesday afternoon, and 
the boys returned ready for "work" after a three 
weeks' vacation. Of course, there were some late 
arrivals, because every rule must have its excep- 
tion. Among the tardy were Oughton, Unland, 
Gait, France, Price, Kedzie, Larned and Zimmer- 
man. Some of these were fortunate enough to be 
met at the station by "Bojacks" waiting for lug- 
gage to carry. 

"Mr. Sunny Kansas" is now sporting a diamond 
pin, evidently a gift from Santa Claus. 

Kelly seems to have become very unpopular 
of late in Durand House. He wants to get in with 
the "clique" on the second floor, but an organiza- 
tion has been formed to prevent it. There is 
talk of removing him to the basement. 

Edmund Larned returned to school Friday 
after an illness. 

Gee has not yet recovered from his vaccination 

France was taken suddenly ill last week, and 
as a consequence has gone to his home in South 
Bend, Ind. It is said he will not return to school. 

"Gait, may we have some bread if you have not 
a corner on it?" 

Ted Chapin has been absent for several days 
because of a stiff neck. 

"Little" Charlie Hanson fell upon the ice re- 
cently while learning to skate, cutting quite a gash 
above his right eye. It was necessary for the 
doctor to take two stitches in the wound. Han- 
son is not foiled by this, declaring he will yet 
learn to skate. 

Forman, lately of "Blees," has entered school. 

Rose and Sutton will not return to school. 
The latter is now in Texas. 

'Several of our boys were in the Iroquois Thea- 
ten fire, but escaped unhurt. 

Gaddis has returned to school greatly benefited 
by his treatment in Chicago. He is now able to 

Before the holidays East House received a large 
silver loving cup for the general athletic prow- 
ess, which it had so well earned during the sea- 
son. Mr. Sloane made the presentation with ap- 
propriate remarks. Hobbs took the cup in behalf 
of East House. 

Bobby Watkins has the measles, but we hope 
that he may soon recover. 

Hilton has learned to dance, but can't seem to 
find any one else of his opinion . 

January 7 a meeting of the school was called 
to organize an indoor ball team to enter the 
league. Hobbs was chosen captain and Brown 
manager. The athletes of the school are desir- 
ous of doing something in this matter. 

A new wooden structure has sprung up on the 
campus since Christmas. It has been suggested 
that it is probably a playhouse for the Remsen 
House occupants. 

Ned Cummings is on the sick list. 

At an elaborate coronation Hale was crowned 
king of (what?) last week. 

"Adam Bede." according to' a certain student, 
was an old writer of the eighth century. 


We were grieved to hear at the opening of 
school that Miss Walbridge would be detained at 
home on account of her mother's death. We offer 
our sympathy. 

During the chapel services last evening Miss 
Sargent announced that she seriously contemplat- 
ed a visit to Palestine in the spring to attend 
the World's Sunday School Convention. It has 
long been a desire of Mrs. Sargent to visit the 
country of our Lord so that she might make her 
Bible history class more interjesting. Although 
Ferry Hall will miss her, still we are glad that she 
can go. 

Mr. Hennings has been teaching the physics 
class during the absence of Miss Walbridge. 

Marion Foster had the pleasure of having her 
mother with her oven Sunday. 

Mr. Gillett called on his daughter Saturday, 
and Mrs. and Miss Hodge on Miss Margaret. 

Miss Florence Cummings returned to school 

The seniors entertained the school at Back- 
wards dinner Friday. The dress was worn and 
the dinner served backwards. In most cases the 
guests ate with their left hands, and as far as 
possible from the backs of the dishes. Some of 
the costumes were unique and afforded much 
laughter. The party was a success. 

There were several sleighing parties out Sat- 

Our number was decreased by two, Misses Be 
thard and Anderson, but filled at once by Misses 
May and Bear. 

The homes of two Ferry Hall girls were made 
sad by the accident in Iroquois Theaten. They 
are not alone in their sorrow, for their grief is 
felt by all, and to them we extend our sympathy. 

Boston University has dropped Greek from the 
requirements for the degree of A. B. 

It is thought that hereafter the Senior class- 
men of the University of Minnesota will be re- 
quired to pass a test in spelling before they will 
be allowed to graduate. 




Because of the interest attaching to the ac- 
count of the New York dinner a large number 
of copies of this issue is sent out to alumni and 
former students who are still non-subscribers. 
In particular this issue is sent to those who 
have not responded to the request for informa- 
tion about themselves, in the hope that they may 
still enable us to complete our record and to add 
to the interest of these columns. With each per- 
son concerned, the filling out of a blank is a 
matter of but five minutes and a postage stamp, 
while to the College office it is a matter of many 
hours of monotonous labor and much expense — 
and some obstinacy— to send out the repeated 

The record this week includes the graduates of 
the class of '92, also those who entered with 
them in '88 but did not finish, and one or two 
others from somewhat earlier classes, whose 
reports have just been received. 

Class of '92. 

Brown, Agnes, B. S., '92. Graduate study at 
University of Chicago. Teaching Rockford, 111., 
High School. Address: Rockford, 111. 

Brewster, William B.. B.S., '92. Studied law 
at University of Minnesota. Engaged in legal 
capacity as international representative of 
Printers' Board of Trade, which he has person- 
ally organized in most of the leading cities of the 
United States and Great Britain. Organized the 
Young Men's Republican Club of St. Paul and took 
the stump in both McKinley campaigns. Has 
written articles for the leading trade journals 
relating to the combinations in the printing in- 
dustry. Married, 1898, to Miss Marie A. Castner, 
of St. Paul, Minn. Daughter: Lucille Mayflower, 
1899. Is now in England, but expects to return to 
the United States in the spring of 1904. Address: 
24 Holborn, London, E. C. New York address: 
320 Broadway. 

Chaffee, Elmer S., B.A., '92. Studied theology 
at McCormick Theological Seminary was grad- 
uated in '95. Pastorates: Alexandria, S. D., 
1895-'7; Parkston, S. D., 1897-'9; Alexandria, 
Nebr., 1899-'03; Aurora, Nebr., 1903. Married: 
1897, to Miss Grace Lyman of Mitchell, S.D., a 
teacher in the public schools and later of music 
and literary branches in the Congregational Acad- 
emy at Big Horn, Wyo. Children: Edmund Ly- 
man, 1897; Wilber Albert, 1901; Marlys Ruth, 
1902. Address: Aurora, Nebr. 

Dysart, William R., B.A., '92. Graduate study 
at Oshkosh Normal School for a few months ; 
was in fire insurance business and taught school 

for a time; then went on Milwaukee Journal as 
reporter. Served with Second Wisconsin Volun- 
teer Regiment during the Spanish-American war 
as soldier and newspaper correspondent for Mil- 
waukee Evening Wisconsin. Assistant postmas- 
ter at Ripon, Wis., for the past four years. Ad- 
dress: Ripon, Wis. 

Irwin, Rev. Charles W., B. A., '92. No report 
The last issue of the General Assembly minutes 
gives his address as Louisville, Ky., but letters 
sent there are returned as "uncalled for." 

Love, William Fahnestock, B.A., '92. Gradu- 
ated from Lake Forest Academy with highest 
honors. In the college vacation of '87 preached 
at Richland Centre, Wis. Studied at McCormick; 
carried on the Ada Street Mission, South Chicago. 
On the failure of his health moved to Carlsbad, 
N. Mex., where he lived until his death in Au- 
gust, 1897. Preached one summer at Fort Worth, 

Matthews, William Henry, B.A., '92. Graduate 
study; Chicago College of Law; Columbia School 
of Oratory; McCormick Theological Seminary. 
Degree of M.A., '94 and L. L. B., '94. Practiced 
law for four years; now a Presbyterian 
minister; pastor Central Park Presbyterian 
church, Chicago. Author of "The Religious Con- 
victions of Daniel Webster," published in The 
Interior. Married, 1895, to Miss Eva Chandler, a 
graduate of Knox College, Galesburg, 111. Chil- 
dren: Paul Chandler, 1896; Ruth Elizabeth, 1898; 
Address: 819 Warren Avenue, Chicago. 

Pratt, William E., B.S., '92. Was with 
Cleveland Rolling Mill Co until 1893, then started 
manufacturing hardware specialties in Chicago; 
in 1896 ran a wire nail factory in Montery, Mex- 
ico; sold out there in 1900 and increased the 
business in Chicago, with works at Joliet; now 
making malleable castings, etc. Married, in 1901, 
to Miss Clara S. Lord, of Chicago, formerly a 
student of Ferry Hall and Smith College. Ad- 
dress: 91 Lake Street, Chicago. 

Skinner, Frederick M., B.A., '92. In the news- 
paper advertising business. Married in 1901 to 
Miss Nanon Elizabeth Puyear. Address: 6027 
Prairie Avenue, Chicago 

Wilson, Alexander Stedman, B.A., '92. Stud- 
ied medicine at Rush Medical College; graduated 
'96. Appointed to Western India Mission under 
the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions. 
1897. At Ratnagiri, Bombay Presidency, India, 
1898/00. Resident Physician Miraj Hospital, Miraj' 
India. 1900-'03, Physician in charge of Kodoll 
Hospital, Kodoli, Kokhapur, India. Married, in 
1896, Miss Eugenia M. Nash, at Coggon, Iowa, a 
graduate of the Lenox College, '90, and for six 
years a teacher. Children: Arthur Nash, 189S; 

Katherine, 1900; Harriet Esther, 1901. 
Miraj, I. M. C, India. 

Wright, George William, B. A., '92. Studied 
theology at McCormick Seminary. Pastorates: 
Presbyterian Church at Berwyn, 111., and Bethle- 
hem chapel, Chicago. Now a missionary in the 
Philippine Islands Married, on Oct. 24, 1895, to 
Miss Jennie Coy Mahaffey of Chicago. Mr'. 
Wright died on June 19. 1S96. Address: Box 
437, Manila, P. I. 


Address : 

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Candee, Alexander M., 1888-'91. Graduated from 
Princeton, '92. In life insurance business and ad- 
vertising investments. Married, in 1897, to Miss 
Mary R. Taylor of Milwaukee, Wis. Children: 
Elizabeth Cecelia. 1898; Kenneth, 1899. Address, 
317 Century Building, Denver, Colo. 

Chollar, (Swart) Clara Cynthia, 1888-'90. 
Taught at Coxsackie, N. Y. Academy and Nor- 
folk, Va., College for Women. Married, in 1894, 
to Walter Goodwin Swart, mining engineer. 
Children: Richard Houghton, 1895; Ellen Orinda. 
1896; John Alvah, 1899. Address: 229 South 
Washington Street, Denver, Colo. 

Everett, William Reed, 1888-Dec, 1889. Stud- 
ied and practiced law for several years, then took 
up financiering. Also: interested in coal and 
gold mining and manufacturings. Vice Presi- 
dent Western Trust & Guarantee Co. Married, in 
1893 to Miss Jennie Stringham of Chicago. Chil- 
dren: Dorothy, 1897; Leroy Edward, 1899. Ad- 
dress: 56 Bryant Avenue, Chicago. 

Faris. John T., 1888-'90. Graduated from 
Princeton, '95. Studied theology at McCormick 
Seminary. Pastor Mt. Carmel. Ill, Presbyte- 
rian church from May, 1898, until April, 1903. 
Since April, 1903. supply Markham Memorial 
Church, St. Louis, Mo. Married in 1898 to Miss 
Clara Lee Carter of Wheeling, W. Va. Son, Be- 
thann Beall. 1902. Address. Kirtkwood Station, 
St. Louis, Mo. 

Faris, Wallace S., 1888-'90. Graduated from 
Leland Stanford University, '03. Studied theol- 
ogy at Princeton Theological Seminary. Taught 
in Union Academy, Anna, 111., one year; since 
1896, foreign missionary in China, under the 
Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions. In 1900 
driven out of Ichowfu. North China, by the box- 
ers and house looted 1 . Spent the summer in Ja- 
pan, the following winter in Chefoo, (China) and 
Tsing Tao. Returned to Ichowfu in 1901. Reg- 
ular correspondent North China Mail, Shang- 
hai. Married in 1896 to Miss Ellen Asper, former- 
ly a student at Oberlin College. Address: Ichow- 
fu, North China. 

Finch, (Crawford) Carolyn Louise, 1888-'89. 

three years; taught private pupils in Chicago 
two years. Married in 1898, to Mr. Manley 
Hastings Crawford. Daughter, Courtney Finch 
Crawford, 1901. Address: Roswell, New Mexico. 

Gibson, (McCarroll) Ada. 188S-'S9. Graduated 
from the Lenox College. Taught primary and 
grammar grades; then taught music in Home 
Industrial School, Asheville, N. C. One year in 
Lenox College as assistant in mathematics, Ger- 
man and English. Graduated from Grove City 
College, Grove City, Iowa, in Stenography. Acted 
as stenographer in lawyer's office one year and 
assisted in writing a probate book. Married, in 
1898, to Rev. Hugh McCarroll, a graduate of Len- 
ox College and Presbyterian 'Seminary, Alleghe- 
ny, Pa. Now pastor of Vernon Reformed Presby- 
terian Church, Waukesha, Wis. Son, William 
Marshall Gibson McCarroll, 1902. Address: R. F. 
D. No. 4, Waukesha, Wis. 

Howell, Louise Alexander, 1888-'89. Taught 
school for a time after leaving Lake Forest. Died 
at Dixon, 111., on Morch 29, 1896. 

King, George William, 1888-'91. Was in busi- 
ness in Joliet, 111 for two years; four years in a 
wholesale house in Chicago; then went to Arizo- 
na on account of ill health. Now surveying and 
mining in New Mexico. Address, San Marcial, 
New Mexico. 

Lansden. David S., 1887-'89. Graduated from 
Princeton, '91. Studied law and was admitted to 
the bar in Illinois in 1894; engaged in the gen- 
eral practice of law since that time. Address: 
614 Commercial Avenue, Cairo, 111. 
McMillan, William Duncan, 1888-'90. Took a 
summer law course at the Universitty of Virgin- 
ia in 1898. Graduated from Fort Worth Universi- 
ty '98. Clerk in Vice President's office, Union 
Pacific Railway Co.. Omaha. Nebr., 1890-'91. In 
the grain business in Fort Worth, Texas, 1891- 
1900: since January, 1900, ranching at Lubbock, 
Texas., Has written various newspaper articles 
on astronomical subjects. Address: Lubbock, 

Prentice. Sartell, Jr., 1888-90. Graduated from 
Amherst, '91; post-graduate course at Lake For- 
est; studied theology at McCormick Seminary 
and Union Theological Seminary, New York City. 
Pastorates at Pottersville, Somerset County, N. 
Y., and Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, New- 
ark, N. J. Married in 1896 to Miss Lydia Beek- 
man Vanderpoel. Children: Pierrepont Isham, 
1899; Lydia Vanderpoel, b. 1902, d. 1902. Ad- 
dress: Newark, N. J., 289 Fifth Ave. 

Stroh. Katie B., 1888-89. Married in 1889 to 
Rev. W. L. Rensburg, a graduate of Gettysburg 
(Pa.) College and Seminary. Minister of the Gen- 

Principal of the Ste.vart, Iowa, High School, eral Synod Evangelical Lutheran Church, who has 



written a number of musical compositions. Chil- 
dren: Gracia May, 1891; Robert Aliden, 1894; Wil- 
bur 'Stroll, 1S98; Rachel Estella, 1902. Address: 
Shanksville, Pa. 

Wiliams, David H., 18S8-90. Graduated from 
Williams College, '92. Taught in Lake Forest 
Academy, 1892-94; studied at Rush Medical Col- 
lege, Chicago, 1894-97; practised medicine in Chi- 
cago, 1897-98; coal operator since 1898. Married 
in 1903 to Miss Marie E. Duncan of Springfield, 
Mo. Address: 225 Dearborn Avenue, Chicago. 

Wood, Ernest G., 1888-90. Graduated from 
Williams. '92. Taught at Hill School for Boys. 
Woodstock, 111., 1892-93; assistant secretary Chil- 
dren's Aid Society of Chicago. 1893-95; Harvey 
High School, Harvey, 111., 1895-96; Northwestern 
Military Academy, Highland Park, 111., 1S96-1900; 
Avon Park, Pla., since 1900, where he is asso- 
ciated with his brother, P. Lewis Wells, a student 
in Lake Forest in 1879-80, and now a commision 
merchant. Mr. Wood preached at Avon Park in 
the summer of 1903 and is state President of 
Christian Endeavor Society. 

Welch, Archie Milton, 1885-86 and 1888-89. 
Clerk in clothing store at Winterset, Iowa; after- 
wards in business at Waterloo, Iowa, and now 
with Welch-Cook Company, wholesale dry goods, 
Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Married in 1890 Miss Alice 
M. Brownlee, formerly' a student at Northwestern 
University. Children: Elizabeth. 1895; David 
Thompson, 1903. Address: Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 

The names of the following also appear for the 
first time in the catalogue of 1888-89: 

Bolton, Edward Tracy, 1888-89. In Chicao dig- 
nectory for 1903, with occupation as clerk and ad- 
dress 112 North States St. No longer at that ad- 

Goodale, Salem Wales, 1888-90. M. D. Address 
reported by Dr. Linnell, St. Mary's Hospital, San 
Francisco. No response. 

Linebarger, Paul Wentworth. 1888-90. Now 
United States Judge in Manila, P. I. 

M>cBrMe, Albert Colvin, 1888-89. Collegiate ad- 
dress, Ridgefield. Untraced. 

McLoney, Fred Thaddeus, 1888-89. Collegiate 
address, Cobden, 111. Present address reported to 
be the same. No response. 

Pike, Lillian Vida, 1888-90. Reported to be a 
teacher in Chicago. Address 3912 Ellis Ave. No 

Rogers, Mary Drusilla, 1888-89. Reported to 
have married Mr. William T. Hornbaker, principal 
of Goldsmith 'School, Chicago. Residence, Ber- 
wyn, 111. 

scribed this year to The Stentor. In this list 
there were about seventy-five names. We are 
happy to say that since that time we have re- 
ceived also the following new subscriptions. This 
brings the alumni list to nearly ninety. It is a 
matter of great inspiration to us that so many of 
the alumni are nut only giving their support to 
the paper, but also showing so cordial an interest 
in the College: 

Starrett, Theodore, New York City. 

Bergen, Lloyd M., M. D.. Highland Park, 111. 
Brinkerhoff, John H.. Springfield, 111. 

Stroh, Grant, Professor, Muskogee, Ind. Ter. 

Lee, Rev. Graham, Pyeng Yang, Korea. 

Steele, George H., Evansville, Ind. 

Burdick, Rev. N. H., Omaha, Nebr 

Goodman, Harry, Chicago. 
Hunt, Rev. W. B., Pyeng Yang, Korea. 

Lee, John H. S., Chicago. 
Cragin, Henry B., M. D., Alexander, Iowa. 

Cutler, Burwell S.. Buffalo, N. Y. 

Gridley, Miss Elsie, Chicago. 

Bladder, J Arthur, 6701 'Seventh St., Oake 
Lane, Philadelphia. 

Davies, Stephen E., Table Rock, Nebr. 

Downie, George, Jacksonville, 111. 

<H[('A«JO AUHiCI. 

Chicago alumni of Lake Forest, at their month- 
ly 'dinner at the College Inn Monday night elected 
officers and appointed a committee to arrange for 
the annual dinner in March at the Hamilton Club. 
The following officers were elected: 

President — William Mather Lewis. 

Vice President — William Wise. 

Secretary and Treasurer — A. O. Jackson. 

A motion that the club attend in a body the 
annual debate between the Zeta Epsilon and 
Athenaean Literary societies at Lake Forest, Feb. 
19, was carried. 


In The Stentor of Dec. 17 appeared a list of 
raduates and former students who had sub- 


We have received a copy of "Arkansas Life," 
a new magazine published in Little Rock by a 
company composed of George L. Mallory, Guy W. 
Caron and a third person, who is a Little Rock 
publisher. The magazine is under the direct edi- 
torship of Mr. Mallory and another Lake Forest- 
er, Mr. 3. B. Herdman, ex-'05, has furnished 
a poem for this first issue. The magazine 
is well illustrated and varied in its contents, al- 
though naturally it is devoted chiefly to matters 
of interest to Arkansas people. The idea of the 
publication is, wholly original as far as we know. 
The Lake Forest boys certainy seem to be putting 
■* great deal of vigor into their work in Little 

The Stentor. 

Vol. XVIII. 

Lake Forest, III., January 21, 1904. 

No. 14 


By Ernest Setox-Palmer-Paljier-Seton. 

No. I.— DYKE. 

He had no registered pedigree and his family 
tree was nothing more than a small thorn bush, 
but yet Dyke was a dog whose very appearance 
would make one 'hesitate to call him a cur. He 
was what might be called a self-made dog, be- 
cause he came to us of his own accord and with 
no recommendation from his former master. He 
seemed to like the 'place and immediately set 
about 'making 'himself agreeable. This was not a 
difficult task, for he was a good-looking dog and 
well behaved. He was prettily marked with yel- 
low and white and was evidently a collie or shep- 
herd, possibly one year old. We never found 
out -where he came from, but as we knew every- 
body in the suroundinig country (and their dogs) 
we concluded that he must have come by rail. 
Some one probably journeyed on to Canada with- 
out him. We judge he was of English descent, 
because he could never appreciate the glorious 
Fourth of July. He wouldi take to the woods 
about the 2nd and remain away until the left-over 
crackers had been exploded on the 5th. 

He had many peculiarities, but one, which he 
showed almost immediately after he came to us 
is most worthy of mention because from it he 
received his name, and it was also the cause 
of his death. Dyke was especially fond of geese 
and chickens, that is — in the sense that a father 
is fond of his children. He would sit by the hour 
in the hen yard and watch the chickens and 
geese at work and play and having "one hen of a 

One day a brood of goslings was hatched and 
Dyke immediately took a deeper interest in poul- 
try. He followed Mother Goose wherever she 
went (frightening her terribly and, no doubt, fur- 
nishing the text for many Mother Goose stories). 
He meant them no harm, however, and the little 
geese learned to like him and to have no fear of 

Now, it happened that a swift and narrow brook 
picked its complaining way along the edge of the 
goose preserves. In this stream Mother Goose 

was wont to duck and play, but it was too small 
andl fast flowing for the little ones. The dog, see- 
ing the difficulty, lay down in the bed of the 
stream. His action caused the water to back up 
and form a small pond, which the Goose Family 
Robinson immediately took possession of. And 
how they did enjoy it! Pond's extract seemed 
to cure their every ill of mindl and body. 

Now, it also happened that there was a small 
boy in the household to which the stray dog came. 
It was the boy who discovered the dog in the 
stream, and, not being well up in physiographical 
terms, he reported to his parents that the dog 
was acting as a "dyke." The parents did not think 
it best to profane the youthful imagination by cor- 
rection andl so the dog was spoken of as th'e 
"dyke dog" instead of what he really was. The 
name clung to him, and was graduatlly shortened 
to just plain "Dyke." 

Dyke kept up his custom all summer and really 
seemed to enjoy it. He became famous and peo- 
ple would come miles to see the dog in the stream 
and the little goslings at play every morning from 
9 to 10, or thereabouts. No one could, explain his 
action, but it was the general impression that he 
was trying to make a goose of himself. 

All went well in the summer and early fall, but 
at last the cold weather came on and Dyke caught 
cold. It was sad to see the geese and ducks 
around him when he was sick, for they had 
learned to like him pretty dog on well. He was, 
however, beyond the help of quacks, and) finally 
died. The owner of the geese, at the request of 
the small boy, buried the dog in the stream 
where he lay and erected over him a permanent 
"dyke" as a memorial. 


"Who am I, you say? And where have I been? 
Well, I am just an ordinary hlaok dog, rather 
undersized', with long ears and a short tail, as 
you may have noticed. I have just been to col- 
lege; started this morning and quit this evening. 

"What did I do? In the first place, I went to 
North Hall with the intention of mixing a little 
with the fellows. I thought I ought to begin by 
getting acquainted, you know. I found the boys 



all right, but they were a little too glad to see 
me. They shook hands, patted me on the back, 
wanted to know how I liked the place and so on, 
till I began to get tired. At last somebody stepped 
on my foot and some one else just missed my 
head as 'he threw a football shoe down the hall ; 
then I decided it would be just as well for me to 
leave. Barking good-by, I escaped and ran down 
stairs as fast as I could. At the foot John Dorn 
met me and, seeing that I was a newcomer, he 
patted me and remarked quite confidentially that 
I would learn. 

"I had understood that first-year students must 
take mathematics, so I stopped in Professor Mc- 
Neill's classroom. I would have done very well, 
I think, if that boy in front of me hadn't taade 
such an insulting remark about the length of my 
tail that I thought it my duty to leave. 

It wouldn't do to be idle, so I went from "Math" 
to "Bib." The students in there laughted so harl 
when I came in and took a front seat that I went 
wild and had to be taken out. 

"I was so ashamed of the way I had acted that 
I hid myself upstairs and didn't come down till 
chapel time. One big fellow looked! so pleasant 
when he invited me to go that I accepted and 
went with him. I tried to behave as well as I 
could, but he told me afterwards that he wished I 
had been more quiet. But how was I to know 
that I ought to keep still? I hadn't seen the 
place, and I wanted 1 to look around. My, but it 
was a fine view from the platform! The pro- 
fessor who got up to read frowned at me and 
every one laughed. I was glad, though, when 
that boy in the choir who was so nice to me 
showed me the way down. But the chapel was 
too nice and quiet a place to leave without being 

"Of course, my friend took 'me over to lunch 
at the Commons. I was so hungry that I enjoyed 
the meal immensely, although I had some diffi- 
culty in sitting up straight at the table and eat- 
ing like a gentleman. Everything went well till 
I heard a boy say that I had "better look out if I 
wanted to keep out of tomorrow's soup. I did 
keep my eyes open, but I trembled the whole time 
till my old friend came and took me away. 

"My only afternoon class was chemistry, and 
that 'didn't last long. I had hardly entered the 
laboratory when two wicked-looking fellows took 
after me with their wash bottles. Now, I can 
stand almost anything but hot water. Those boys 
and their wash bottles were simply too much for 
me. I moved out of there in a hurry and haven't 
been back to college since. 


Dover St., London, 
July 15th, 1847. 
Mr. Alfred Tennyson, 

Dear Sir: 

Your manuscript of "The Princess" is received 
and has been read with interest. Let me say 
that when, in 18.32, we undertook the responsi- 
bility of publishing for the first time a volume of 
your poems, it was with some 'doubts and mis- 
givings. However, we receive this poem with 
deep gratitude for the privilege of publishing the 
works of an author upon whom the world is be- 
ginning to look with favor and expectancy. 

It is gratifying to trace the constant improve 
ment in your art. Your first modest entrance 
before the public was indeed a venture of uncer- 
tain portent; the pedantic style and imitative 
variety of these poems ("Poems" as you Brothers 
called them) seemed ridiculous to older minds, 
and not many would venture to say of them with 
Wordsworth: "We have a respectable show of 
blossom in poetry — two brothers by the name of 
Tennyson; one in particular not a little prom- 
ising." The winning of the Chancellor's Medal at 
Cambridge brought your name somewhat before 
the public; but even then few had the courage 
or prophetic vision to praise your work except 
your friends and some critical heretics who were 
eager to join themselves with anything different 
from the accepted forms. 

Your irregular experiments in verse with 
pedantic efforts at color and effect were well de- 
serving the criticism of Coleridge that you "had 
begun to write poetry without knowing what 
metre was," and were open to the merciless scorn 
and ridicule of Lockhart; yet there can now be 
seen in many of them the crude germ of true 

You are to be commended., Mr. Tennyson, for 
the way in which you met the storm of disap- 
proval which broke forth after the appearance 
of your "Poems Chiefly Lyrical." Instead of re- 
plying in angry vein, as did Byron, or of stub- 
bornly refusing instruction, as did Wordsworth, 
you took all criticism deeply to heart and deter- 
mined within yourself that you would remain 
quiet until you had produced something which 
should be above criticism. 

Mindful of the severe censure upon the "Palace 
of Art," you have so far corrected errors as to 
make it almost above reproach, even at the sacri- 
fice of some of your most brilliant passages, of 
which you were not too egotistical to see the in- 
congruity. In these last poems you have more 
nearly fulfilled your ideal expressed in "The 



Poet" — these appeal more to the heart and less 
to the ear and eye; there is a closer adherence 
to truth, less affected drapery and more condensa- 
tion; moral and spiritual results are more sought 
than external effect. 

Allow me to suggest concerning "The Princess" 
that it also might be improved by condensation 
and revision. You have tried to make too elabo- 
rate a picture. It is to be hoped that you will 
take as much pains in the revision of this as 
you have so successfully done with "The Palace 
of Art" and other poems. 




To Mr. Lewis Carroll, 

Author of "Alice in Wonderland": 

As one who would be your admirer if he only 
knew how, I come to you for information on some 
puzzling points regarding your story, "Alice in 
Wonderland." It seems to be accepted generally 
by men of authority and judgment that your book 
ranks almost with the classics. Now, I want to 
know what is wrong with me that I cannot appre- 
ciate it? Did you intend to write a fairy tale for 
children or for older heads? For my own part 
I have found it difficult to believe that it was 
written to entertain children, but, of course, I am 
in no position to speak, because I never 'had the 
pleasure of hearing the story when I was very 
small. Thinking over the question has given me 
much trouble lately and I am sure it would be 
a relief to hear from you on the subject. 

There were times during the last few weeks 
whn I wished you had been here to defend your- 
self — for you surely could do it. Some over-frank 
students have declared that the whole of your 
story is the most foolish thing ever conceived; 
that the jokes are more than absurd, and they have 
made other remarks of that character. Perhaps 
you intended to make it a masterpiece of foolish- 
ness; if you did not, it is the height of cruelty 
to make such remarks as these, or even allow 
them to be made in our hearing without criticism. 

Just one thing more you ought to know. Do not 
be offended by what the instructor 'did in the ex- 
amination the other day. He did not realize that 
by calling the attention of the class to the conun- 
drum about the writing desk and the raven, he 
was showing off one of your most ridiculous jokes. 
He is already sorry that his question had such an 
unfortunate and unintentional result. He has al- 
ways spoken very well of you indeed, and you 
have every reason to believe that he meant you 
no harm. 

And so I may speak for all of us. If we were 

only properly informed on the subject, we might 
become enthusiastic admirers, but, as it is, we 
keep quiet and will leave the matter to those 
above us till we hear from you. In any case, 
however, do not believe that we would do you 
any injustice or that we are other than your 

Your well wisher, L. M. BURGHART. 

February . 31st, 1917. 
Mr. Lewis Carroll. 

Sir: Having hastily sketched through your little 
book, "Alice in Wonderland," duty compels me to 
fankly state a few things whic'h, no doubt, will be 
a serious blow to your budding ambition. How- 
ever, such is the fate of authorship. That you 
may not be completely squelched by the quick- 
sands of blighted hope, we will give you the credit 
you deserve as a builder of English prose. We 
find no weak joints or knotty timber in your con- 
structions. You evidently stood at the head of 
the A class in grammar when you attended the 
district school. 'So far, so good! 

But where did you get your ideas? Had they 
emanated from the fanciful and imaginative brain 
of a woman, we could shrug our shoulders and 
pass them by. But how a man — a sober, sane, 
sensible, solid, thinking man — could' allow him- 
self to indulge in suoh an outbreak "of childish non- 
sense is more than we can understand. Can you 
enlighten us? Hoping that you may soon recover 
the dignity and poise of level-headed manhood, we 
remain your pained, but ever hopeful readers. 

IM'JL1_. 1. us. 


The evening hour seems peculiarly suited to 
some devotional service, for at tlhat time when 
the sun is sinking and the earth is shaded from 
its strongest rays, when one is tired from the 
very restfulness of the whole long day of quiet, 
thoughts naturally turn to the more sober consid- 
erations of life and there is the desire to meet 
with others and spend a restful hour of song and 
praise. The contented heart must have some 
time and place to give expression to its joy in 
life and service, and the evening hour on the 
Sabbath day is the happiest and most fitting 
time. The very picture of the chapel with the 
assembled students, the president, the townsmen, 
the lights, the music and the words spoken, we 
must take away with us and cherish. The very 
atmosphere of joy, peace and reverence is some- 
thing that must be an inspiration, a help and 
ever a pleasure to us when we have gone from 

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Gilbert's "Tom Cobb" Given byXocal Amateurs 

—A Highly Successful Production— S300 

Secured for the Hospital. 

It was a well pleased company which went away 
from the Winter Club on last Saturday evening. 
All had had tlheir "money's worth" in double por- 
tion, from an entertainment which everyone had 
enjoyed thoroughly and with the consciousness 
of having helped, a good cause. The cause is 
above all indebted to those who by patient re- 
hearsal and careful attention to the details of 
management made the result possible. We un- 
derstand that as an outcome of the production 
the "contagious hospital" has $300 in its pocket, 
if what is so far nothing more than a good idea 
can be said to have a pocket. There was a large 
and representative audience of Lake Foresters 
present, with many guests from out of town, and 
some of the company, we venture, do not often 
make a visit to "Drury Lane." 

The play chosen for what we hope to be only 
the first performance of the Lake Forest Dramatic 
Club was "Tom Cobb," by that good angel of 
amateur actors, W. S. Gilbert, and first produced 
in London in 1875. It is all "admirable fooling." 
The character cast, with its Irish colonel and two 
young surgeons suing for his daughter, is saved 
from conventionality by the introduction of the 
"romantic" Effingham family, in which Gilbert 
already shows the satiric squint of the author of 
"Patience" and "The Mikado." The lines are 
never dull and rarely risky, and refreshingly free 
from the commonplace epigrams of the present 
day social comedy. 

When we come to the particular performance 
the amateur critic has nothing but praise for the 
amateur actor. While it seems to him that the 
histrionic climax was reached in Bellstrode's Ef- 
fingham's "Go to," he enjoyed Colonel O'Fipp's 
excellent brogue, Whipple's sincere and well sus- 
tained characterization, Tom Cobb's delightful 
make-up as the poetic major general, Matilda's 
haltings between affection for her lover and filial 
rascality, and aibove all the admirably funny and 
picturesque ensemble of the Effingham family. 
It was an addition to the interest of the play 
rather than a detraction from it that it was given 

"with no professional bouquet," 
and that now and then the actors gave some 
glimpses of their real selves. 

We have long believed that some occasional 
dramatic amusement would add much to the in- 
terest of Lake Forest winters, and we are grate- 
ful to "these our actors" for having blazed the 

way. We are sure that there is sufficient dra- 
matic talent here to afford the community amuse- 
ment through such plays as "Tom Cobb" and to 
present occasionally something of special historic 
or literary interest. 

The cast was given in The Stentor of last week. 


Y. M. V. A. and Y. W. C. A. Unite in Securing Five 

Eminent Speakers for a Series of Monthly 


Arrangements have been completed .for a 
course of five lectures to be given under the au- 
spices of the Young Men and Young Women's 
Christian Associations of the College. The course 
will be as follows: 

"Some Legal Phases of the Trial of Jesus," by 
the Hon. Robert W. Hilscher of Watseka, 111., on 
Jan. 28. 

"Between the Bear and the Fox — Corea," by the 
Rev. Dr. Philip F. Matzimger of Chicago, on Feb. 

''England's First Library," by the Rev. Dr. J. G. 
K. McClure, on March 24. 

"The Fairy Element in 'A Midsummer Night's 
Dream,' " by the Rev. Dr. William P. Merrill of 
the Sixth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, on 
April 21. 

"The Yellowstone National Park," by the Rev. 
Dr. John H. Boyd of Evanston on May 12. 

These lectures will be held in the College 
Chapel at 8 p. m. The admission is free. No one 
can afford to miss them. Remember the first is 
to be given a week from tonight, Thursday, Jan. 
28. Judge Hilscher is a man of unusual ability 
and is a fine speaker. A special invitation is ex- 
tended to the students and. faculties of the three 

Professor James H. Hyslop is visiting his old 
colleague, Professor Halsey, this week. Profes- 
sor Hyslop was instructor in Latin and mathe- 
matics in the Academy from 1879 to 1882, and in 
the latter year was acting principal. In 1S84-85 
he held the chair of Latin in the College during 
Professor Kelsey's absence in Europe. He was 
an inspiring and exacting teacher and, also a good 
manager as principal. He was as popular in the 
Academy as was Professor Hewitt in the College. 
Soon after leaving Lake Forest Professor Hyslop 
became professor of logic in Columbia University, 
and he is well known throughout the United 
States for his contributions to psychic research 
and his investigations through the celebrated me- 
dium, Mrs. Piper. He returns to Lake Forest af- 
ter an absence of nineteen years. 



^he Mtet at § j&ptfetie* 


Aletheian held no regular meeting on January 15. 

We have received no report of Athenaean's 
meeting this week. From the conferences that 
are being held daily evidently the debaters are 
working hard for the approaching contest. 

At the preliminary debate held 
this week, Messrs. Burgeson, Jack- 
man and Hennings were chosen 
to represent the society in the com- 
ing contest with Athenaean, and 
Mr. Kimbrough and Mr. Torbet were elected al- 
ternates. The men are workers who have earned 
the positions and have secured the confidence of 
the society. The team and all the men are plan- 
ning for a very busy time from now until the de- 
bate is over. The preliminary showed that a 
good beginning had been made, and the encour- 
agement of that fact will go a long way toward a 
successful issue. 


On Thursday morning of last week Professor 
Jack made to the class in 19th Century Litera- 
ture, the interesting announcement that a small 
book-bindery was soon to be installed in the 
rooms of the English Department. Mr. L. F. 
Swift of the Board of Trustees is the generous 
patron of the new movement. Professor Jack 
said, in part: "In the study of literature we have 
to do with books, mainly with their contents, still 
there is not a year goes by but what one or more 
young people in my classes become interested in 
the making and binding of books, in how they 
used to be made and bound and otherwise pre- 
served, or in some allied subject. Now the only 
way to foster and augment this perfectly legiti- 
mate student interest is to have in one of the col- 
lege rooms the simple machinery, tools and ma- 
terials used in binding books. There should also 
be a shelf full of the best reference books treat- 
ing of the art and history of book-binding. Last 
of all there must be some one to point the way. 
I believe that this little shop will not lessen any- 
one's interest in literature and may be of some 
general cultural value to every one connected 

with the college besides giving an opportunity to 
a few who desire this special knowledge and 
skill. This new addition to our equipment is 
therefore a perfectly worthy object of college 
pride, especially as Lake Forest is among the pi- 
oneers in establishing a book-bindery within col- 
lege walls. It is now confidently expected that 
the rooms can be made ready and all the appara- 
tus put in place before the middle of February. 
Professor Jack spent one summer in a bindery 
in Chicago in order to learn the principles of the 
craft which is now fast becoming an art. He is 
therefore well qualified to guide the amateur ef- 
forts in this department. 


Freshmen Annihilate the Sophs— Little Cheer- 
ins Bone— Mophs Have Xot hiug to Cheer 
for— Freshies Didn't Know How. 

What purported to be an indoor baseball game 
was pulled off in the college gymnasium Saturday 
night. Notices of the game stated that experts 
of the Sophomore and the Freshman teams would 
participate. It was even so, but their expertness 
did not lie along the lines of baseball playing. 

'Some of them could draw fair salaries as jug- 
glers; perhaps, but as regards baseball playing — 
well, they came up to the average class-game 
players, and that is all one can expect on such oc- 

Chapman, although flying a signal of distress, 
played first base wit'n a freedom and grace pecu- 
liarly his own. The Irish battery, McGrew and 
Slusher, started in to do yeomanry service for the 
sophs, but Mac's pitching arm could not stand the 
fierce onslaught of Freshman batters, so he was 
forced to retire. 

Slusher, having pulled down all the honors and 
balls that were possible to him behind the bat, 
took up the task of pitching, and "Kelly," the 
ex-leaguer, went behind the bat. No perceptible 
difference in the number of scores resulted, but 
life insurance premiums on occupants of the gal- 
lery were materially increased. 

The game was well attended, but lacked the 
enthusiasm usually manifested at class games. 
Neither class seemed to have a yell, nor indulged 
in any preconcerted cheering. 

The "infants" experienced no difficulty in win- 
ning the game by a margin of 1 25 runs, the score 
standing .Sophomores, 13, Freshmen 38. They will, 
therefore, meet the winners of next Saturday 
night's contest between the Seniors and Juniors. 
This promises to be a more even and more inter- 
esting contest. 


The Stentor. 


Published every Thursday during the collegiate year by the 
students of Lake Forest College. 


WILLIAM B. ROSS Assistant Editor 

FRED C. CHURCHILL Business Manager 

MISS HELEN McNITT Exchange Editor 


PROF. JOHN J. HALSEY ( Atttmni Editors 

PROF. WALTER R. BRIDGMAN S Alumni editors 

Reporters and Correspondents. 

MISS ALICE GRAVES ( r „ T T ,,„■„, 

A. DUANE JACKMAN j college 








One year .....$2.00 

If paid within 30 days 1.50 

Single copies 10 

For sale at The Stentor office in the Durand Institute. 

Address all business communications and make all checks 
payable to the Business Manager. 

All other correspondence should be addressed to the Editor. 
Contributions from students and alumni are very much 

Previous numbers of The Stentor and all exchanges are on 
file in the office. You are invited to read them. 

Entered at the post-office at Lake Forest 111., as second-class 

Directory of Student Organizations. 

Athletic Association— President, Prof. R. H. McKee ; .Secre- 
tary, Nettie Betf en. 

Football— Manager, W. N. Carter; Captain, Fermar T. Black. 

Baseball— Manager, Warren H. Ferguson; Captain, T. Edgar 

Track Team— Captain, E. S. Scott. 

Indoor Baseball— Captain, O. S. Thompson. Manager, L. C. 

Tennis Association— President, Lowell H. Beach; Secretary, 
Chas. Cobb. 

Y. M. C. A.— President, George Cromley; Secretary, L. C. 

Y. W. C. A.— President, Vida Graham; Secretary, Belle J. 

In the second number of The Stentor announce- 
ment was made of a prize to be given for the 
best college story written during the first semes- 
ter. All stories are to be in the hands of the 
editor by Feb. 1, and if there are les - titan ten 
offered the prize will not be awarded. It be- 
hooves all of Lake Forest's authors to get busy at 

There is no use in being pessimistic about the 
relationship existing between the townspeople and 
the College. Nor need we say: "Go to; we will be 
sufficient unto ourselves." If we give the matter 
half a moment's thought we must admit that after 
all- has been said we receive as much as we "de- 
serve of the friendship of the people about us. 
College folk have the reputation of being heed- 

less, reckless, lawless, when and where they 
choose. Perhaps they live up to the name — that's 
neither here nor there. But note — when this spir- 
it of utter disregard for the rules of life is 
stretched to cover the rules of social etiquette, 
the guilty ones suffer and no one else. If we ex- 
pect to be regarded in the light of educated men 
and women, worthy the esteem of the Lake Forest 
residents and welcome to their 'homes, we must 
put aside once for all the feeling of complacency 
with which we receive favors of one nature or 
another and then as if through lack of good breed- 
ingg fail to acknowledge in the only acceptable 
manner our feeling of obligation. 

Tickets are now on sale for "David G-arrick." 
If every student does his plain duty the business 
manager will have no difficulty in disposing of 
them. Durand Institute should be crowded on 
the evening of the 29th. With a good play by 
well practiced students for an excellent purpose 
no one cai excuse himself on any grounds what- 
soever. Here is an early opportunity to show 
your faith and loyalty to the baseball team. Wheth- 
er you can: go or not, buy a ticket- then possibly 
you will make more of an effort to be on hand. 
The cast deserves your support. The members 
have worked faithfully and most unselfishly in 
their attempt to make this a little the best thing 
that has yet been undertaken. Moreover your 
support will assure Mr. Lewis of the interest 
he has succeeded; in awaking in the heretofore 
lifeless Department of Oratory. 

The rather quiet and unostentatious manner in 
which the editor and manager of the Junior an- 
nual go about their business inspires us with a 
a few grains of confidence. Tneir seem to know 
their business — and we hope they do. But for 
all that there are one or two little matters to 
which we would respectfully call their attention. 
First of all , to our knowledge, no Forester has 
ever appeared upon the promised date. It usual- 
ly makes its appearance during commencement 
week. Better late than never, but better never 
late. The manager may plead not guilty, for no 
definite time has yet been set for the day of pub- 
lication. Our purpose is merely to remind him 
of the benefit derived by the college and as sure- 
ly by himself in placing the book in the hands of 
the students at as early a date as possible. There 
is also the matter of advertisements. They are 
among the necessary evils we know — and regret 
— but it hardly seems necessary to mar the ap- 
pearance of what might otherwise be a very neat 
book wiitth ugly cuts and tinted inserts; and if 



the manager dares put an advertisement of any 
description in the front of the volume we will rise 
in our wrath and — ! But fortunately that's a cus- 
tom honored more in the breach than in the ob- 

One more word. The editor has seen lit to 
make rather alluring promises. We wonder if 
'he could not, te persuad-1 to tickle our ears 
with at least the merest hints of the good things 
we may expect to find in the coming volume. 


Andrews, '07, is ill at his home in Berwyn. 

Tickets for the college play on sale at French's 
drug store. 

Carter, '07, and Hautau, '07, are ill at present 
at their respective domes. 

Miss Grace Taylor of Chicago is visiting her 
sister, Mrs. J. G. Needham. 

Miss Mabel Thornton spent Saturday and Sun- 
day at her home in Auburn Park. 

Miss Carrie Ryon of Streator visited her sister 
at Lois Durand Hall from Friday until Sunday. 

Mr. John F. Dillon, state secretary of the Y. M. 
C. A., spoke to the college men on Tuesday even- 

Miss Davis of Chicago Heights was the guest 
of her sister at Lois Durand hall for a few days 
last week. 

Miss Elizabeth Kaplan returned to Lake Forest 
on Saturday, having just recovered from an at- 
tack of grippe. • 

The Misses Williamson enjoyed a short visit 
from their cousin, Mr. Frank Cutler of Louisville, 
the first of the week. 

Wednesday evening of last week Omega Psi 
fraternity entertained a number of tine Lois Hall 
girls at an informal chafing dish party. 

Misses Vida Graham, Miriam Washburn and 
Inez McClenahan attended the Y. W. C. A. cabi- 
net conference at fine Champlain building in Cni- 
cago on Saturday. 

Niman, '07, was called to his home in Elkhart, 
Ind., by a telegram Tuesday of last week. . Word 
has since come that his father is dead. His friends 
here all extend their sincere sympathy. 

On Thursday evening of last week, Y. M. C. A. 
and Y. W. C. A. held a joint meeting at Lois Du- 
rand Hall. Mr. Cromley led the meeting, the 
topic of the evening being "Promises." 

Ross has been called, to his home in Dubois, 
Penn., on account of the death of his younger 

brother. We extend the sympathy of the College 
to him and his family in this hour of sorrow. 

Professor and Mrs. McKee entertained at din- 
ner on Tuesday of last week, a party of Lois 
Hall girls, consisting of Miriam Washburne, Net- 
tie Betten, Inez McClennahan, Jessie Killen and 
Alice Graves. 

Anyone desiring to contribute squibs, grinds, 
stories, cartoons, interesting records, etc., for 
publication in the annual are requested to place 
such articles in the small wooden boxes which 
can be found in College Hall and Lois Hall. 

The first intercollegiate debate will be held 
with Lawrence University of Appleton, Wis., at 
Lake Forest, April 22. The manager of the base- 
ball nine is endeavoring to make arrangements 
for a game with Lawrence on the following day. 

Miss Bertha Durand entertained about fifty of 
the college people at her home last Monday even- 
ing. The time was very pleasantly passed in 
playing old time games, in singing some of the 
popular songs and in experimenting in electrical 

The "Coterie" met on Tuesday afternoon at the 
home of Mrs. Bridgman. The paper of the day 
was read by Mrs. 3. T. Chase, and was a bright 
and agreeable sketch of "The Saturday Club," 
the famous aggregation of Boston wits led by 
Holmes and Lowell. 

Baseball managers are as r nard to keep as ici- 
cles in an oven. Thompson was elected last 
week and resigned almost immediately. Fergu- 
son was chosen to take up the work, which is ex- 
tremely urgent and very likely he will resign dur- 
ing the coming week. Talk about being busy! 

Miss Griggs and the young women of the Col- 
lege gave a very delightful dance on Friday even- 
ing at Lois Durand Hall. The music, which was 
furnished by Goldsmith, was stationed in the en- 
trance hall, so that both the dining-room and the 
library could be used for dancing. There were 
eighteen regular numbers and four extras and 
the dancing continued until midnight. Besides the 
men from the College and School, there were sev- 
eral out-of-town guests, as well as resident Lake 


The gifts of Andrew Carnegie permit Princeton 
to build an artificial lake for the use of its crews. 

The Carnegie Institute of Washington, watch is 
for the purpose of aiding scientific re earch, has 
voted $5,000 to Purdue University for the purpose 
of carrying on special locomotive investigation. 

Chapperal, a student magazine that is issued 



quarterly by the students ot Stanford University 
is to issue a special edition in January that will ' 
entirely be the work of the faculty. President 
Jordan will be editor-in-chief. 

Lord Strathcona, chancellor of McGill Univer- 
sity, has given $25,000 to the building fund for 
the new Y. M. C. A. building. The building will 
be called Strathcona Hall and. will cost $95,000, 
over $80,000 of which has been obtained. Work 
will begin in the spring. 

At a meeting of forty presidents of Methodist 
colleges Feb. 11 at Northwestern University, a 
sc'neme of President James for the enlargement 
and reorganization of the educational work of the 
denomination will be considered. The plan in- 
volves a division, for educational purposes, of the 
territory occupied, by the church into university, 
college and academy districts, in each of which 
shall be an institution corresponding to the name 

Within a few weeks there will be in full blast 
at Cornell a sport waich will be entirely new 
to the red and white undergraduates. It is the 
English game of cricket. It was last spring that 
cricket enthusiasts in the university, made up 
chiefly of Australians, Englishmen and a few 
Philadelphia students, organized themselves into 
a cricket association. They have now been ad- 
mitted into the Intercollegiate Cricket Associa- 
tion, made up of Haverford, Harvard and Penn- 

At t'ne first annual prize oratorical contest, held 
at the Hamilton Club on Jan. 11, the first prize, 
a purse of $100, was awarded to James F. Halliday 
of the University of Michigan. The subject of his 
address was "Hamilton, Constructive Statesman." 
The second prize, $50, was awarded to Willard 
Lampe of Knox College. His subject was "Prin- 
ciples of Hamilton and Present Day Problems." 
Honorable mention was made of the efforts of two 
other young orators, Thomas Jones Meek of the 
University of Chicago and Henry G. Walker of the 
University of Iowa. The prizes were presented 
by Edward L. Roberts, the donor. 

Harvard's catalogue, recently issued, shows the 
University to have a population of 6,718. This in- 
cludes all those connected with Harvard in any 
way, as well as the pupils in the Summer School 
last season and Radcliffe College. In the require- 
ments for admission to the College two important 
changes have been made. Elementary Latin will 
be compulsory in 190G and thereafter, while com- 
ers from other colleges will be treated on the 
merits of their cases after a residence of one 

year at the University. The old rule read to the 
effect that any student having completed two 
years at another reputable college was entitled to 
one year's standing at Harvard. 

A debate between the University of Michigan 
and the University of Wisconsin has been ar- 
ranged and will take the place, for the University 
of Michigan, of the debate scheduled with Colum- 
bia University. Columbia has withdrawn from 
that contest, owing to inability to prepare for it. 
The Wisconsin-Michigan debate will be held at 
Ann Arbor, March 25, 1904. The subject follows: 
"Resolved, That it is unwise for the states to at- 
tempt to tax personal property directly." Wiscon- 
sin has the choice of sides, but the choice will 
not be made known before the earlier primary 
debates are held, so that the debaters will not be 
tempted to prepare only one side of the question. 
This will be the third debate between the two 
universities. One was held in 1903 and another ten 
years earlier. The University of Michigan won 


The following letter is clipped from that Ar 
kansas paper so ably conducted by George L. Mai 
lory. It is very significant, coming from a negro; 

England, Ark., Dec. 2, 1903. 
Editor State Republican: 

Please allow me spacs in your paper to speal 
in endorsement to the answer made by Mr. A. M 
Middlebrooks to Senator Gorman on the race 
problem. I highly endorse his answer in present- 
ing the question of social equality. Mr. Middle 
brook certainly spoke my sentiments and I feel 
that he spoke the sentiments of all of the better 
thinking colored people of this country when he 
said that the colored people have never asked the 
white people of the South for social equality, and 
never will, but only ask for business and civil 
lights awarded to them by the law and constitu- 
tion of this country. That we may enjoy the 
blessings earned by our own hands and by the 
sweat of our brow under sunshine of the Ameri- 
can government. Since Senator Gorman has 
taken the negro question for political stones to 
throw at the president and his friends in order 
to gain political points I think more colored men 
ought to express themselves on this subject. Give 
us civil rights, give us fair prices for our produce, 
good wages for our labor. Let us alone and we 
will build our houses, whitewash them and enjoy 
the fruits of our labor and not have to go to Wash' 
ington to eat at the White House. 





Gee has returned to school, having fully recov- 

Arthur Morphy, wfno was last year connected 
with the school, visited here one day last week. 
He will probably return to take up work next sem- 

Wednesday afternoon quite a delegation started 
for the Winter club in hopes of witnessing a fine 
hockey game between Highland Park and our 
school, but were disappointed as the former could 
not come. All, however, enjoyed the little game 
on the side in which Mr. Whyte "starred." 

Miss Barfleld and Mrs. Whyte attended chapel 
Tuesday morning. 

Abraham Munyon, formerly a student, here, 
was a visitor Friday. 

Mrs. Stephens, of St. Joe, Midh., spent 'Satur- 
day and Sunday with Mr. Stephens at East House. 

Mr. Sloane has received a large, handsome 
Scotch deer-hound from Pennsylvania this week, 
and though :he and "Tod" are not as congenial s 
might be 'desired, yet we hope they may not 
stay at enmity long. The new dog being a strang- 
er in these parts is homesick and would greatly 
appreciate a friendly call from any of the boys. 

Hale, who is a member of the East House 
"frat," does not wish his name to appear any 
more in the public press. 

Jaggy and Edwin Price returned to school last 

A school for cripples has been opened in con- 
nection with the school. Harry Whyte, Vawter 
and Joe Rumsey are those who are taking the 

All of the "Mormon Jews" are now asked to 
stay on the second floor of East House, rather 
than on the third. 

When you go into French's drug store, don't 
miss seeing "Herman" talk to the girls. 

France, who went home to recuperate, has re- 
turned much improved. 

Are you going to the College Play, Jan. 29. 

Last Wednesday afternoon the third floor hall 
of East House was filled with smoke. The cause 
was soon found in the "pressing room" at the end 
of the hall where a small kerosene stove was 
flaring up like a "glorious bonfire." Hale and 
Belmont rushed madly into the room and by their 
heroic actions saved East House from a confla- 
gration. Honor to Belmont; Hale looked on. 

Wednesday noon the choir members were re- 
quested to sit for their photographs, but not 

thinking their faces worth the portrayal did not 
appear before the artist. 

Conover was here over Sunday. 

It is very gratifying to announce that our school 
is to have an orchestra. There are to be about 
six players un'Jer the direction of Mr. Stevens. 
Though the "band" will at first assume a private 
aspect we hope that in time it may rise more into 

From a late report Dougall has the measles. 

Kedzie and "Vincent, the famous circus acrobats, 
are now practicing in the college "gym" that they 
may be fully prepared in the spring to fulfill 
their engagement with Ringling Bros, circus. 

Mr. McKee, formerly one of the masters of our 
school, was here over Sunday. 

Mr. Conrad Hibbeler, who was for many years 
associated with Mr. Welch, and who succeeded 
him for a year and a half in the principalship of 
the Lake Forest Academy, is now in the employ 
of Swift & Co., Chicago. Mrs. Hibbeler is still 
teaching at Winnetka, where she and her husband 
both taught for two years after leaving Lake For- 
est. It would be difficult to find 1 an occupation 
which Mr. Hibbeler would not enjoy, considering 
the zest with which he throws himself into every- 
thing, and he declares himself fascinated with 
his present business. "The details, the transac- 
tions, the rubbing up against so many classes 
of men, the determination, the system, the immen 
sity, the possibilities all combine to make it ex- 
ceedingly interestng. The home address of Mr. 
and Mrs. Hibbeler is 4211 Vincennes avenue, Chi- 


As the old year went out word came of the 
death at Ridgebury, N. Y., of Rev. George R. Cut- 
ting, who was principal of Lake forest Academy 
for three years — from 1887 to 1890. Mr. Cutting 
had been for twelve years the successful pastor of 
the Presbyterian Church at Yonkers, N. Y., and 
had but recently gone to a new charge at Ridge- 

Old academy boys will remember him as a 
vigorous and exacting teacher who got the best 
kind of work out of his pupils because he de- 
manded it. It was on the basis of exact and thor- 
ough work done by. him and his successor, Charles 
Alden Smith, that the lamented Welch was build- 
ing, for manhood and seriousness of purpose, when 
he, too, left us. Mr. Cutting's Lake Forest col- 
leagues number him as a man of deep and earn- 
est convictions, who had high ideals for the work 
of education, and did much to realize those ideals 
here. They lament his departure not yet in the 
fullness of years, 'but still in the ripened prime of 
life, when much good service seemed to be still 
before him. 




We are becoming so accustomed to toe firebell 
that should there be a fire we would simply take 
our places on the hose and be ready for further 

Oh, Seniors! Why that forlorn look?" Senior 
essays and the book not here. 

The coming Forester has caused much confus- 
ion in Ferry Hall. Every one who has the slight- 
est possible chance, is so determined to have hex- 
picture in the book and so anxious to look exceed- 
ingly pretty, that there was a mad rush to pho- 
tographers Saturday. 

Don't forget the college play, Jan. 29. 

Mr. and Mrs Sanborn gave a sleighing party 
Saturday for their daughter Jean. The party was 
taken to Highland, Park where lunch was served, 
and returned to Ferry Hall in time for dinner. 

Jacob A Riis will lecture in Smith Hall Friday 

Miss Sterle, '02, spent Sunday with us and Miss 
Lae, '02, made us a hurried call Friday. Both of 
the girls were in Chicago to act as bridesmaids 
for Georgine DeWar. Miss DeWar was married 
to Mr. Charles A. Case of Abilene. After an 
eastern trip Mr. and Mrs. Case will go to Abilene 
to live. 

LOST — A long pearl brooch. Will the finder 
please return to Anna Steele. 

At the opening of school next year the girls 
are to have the opportunity of learning how to 
cook, through the generosity of Mr. Calvin Du- 
rand who has given the funds for equipping a 
cooking department. 

The Seniors have also contribute 1 to the sup- 
port of a sewing class. 

Mrs. Elizabeth O. Hiller gave a beneficial talk 
on "Dining-room Etiquette" Friday afternoon. 



To be placed in the corner of a young girl's 
mirror and read while she is making- her toilette. 

She cultivates reserve. 

'She thinks, then acts. 

She speaks ill of no one. 

She is loyal to her friends. 

She lives her mother's faith. 

She cares for her body as God's temple. 

She writes nothing that she may regret. 

She knows that nothing is more undignified 
than anger. 

She knows that to love and to be loved is her 
birthright if she be but worthy of love. — Jule 
Hamilton Tucker. 

Student Government the Topic— Able Paper by 

Miss Hughes and Interesting General 


The University Club met last Thursday at the 
home of Mr. and Mrs. Latimer. The attendance 
was unusually large and the whole evening was 
most pleasant, one of the occa ional meetings 
which does most to make the club worth while. 

The paper of the evening was given by Miss 
Frances Hughes of Ferry Hall, upon the subject, 
"Student Government in Colleges," but with spe- 
cial reference to the inception and carrying out 
of the idea of Wellesley. While in the main de- 
scriptive of a particular movement, the paper was 
skillfully written and abounded in little philo- 
sophic touches. The discussion was very general 
and free. Among those who spoke were Mr. 
Sloane. Mr. Stuart, Mrs. Butler and Mrs. Walter 
Smith, Mr. Whyte and Mr Thomas. It was very 
evident that different conditions must require va- 
rying systems. The subject of the application 
of such a system to young men in college was 
hardly touched, upon. Mr. White made the un- 
assailable point that in a community life like that 
of a college the faculty cannot rightly be excluded 
from the regulation of that life, even if the stu- 
dents also share in that power. 

Miss Ripley and Miss Sizer added much to the 
enjoyment of the evening with music, and the "so- 
cial hour" after the program was both an hour 
and social. 


The seating capacity of the physical lecture 
room was full Friday afternoon, when R. A. Milli- 
kan, assistant professor of physics in the Univer- 
sity of Chicago, gave the second in the series of 
scientific lectures to be given this winter. 

Professor Millikan showed, by clear, non-techni- 
cal language, accompanied by interesting experi- 
ments, the relation of the rays from uranium, 
thorium and radium to the Roentgen rays; the 
procedure of Madam Curie in her discovery of 
radium by experiments with pitchblende, a sub- 
stance which contains about two-thirds of a gram 
of the element to the ton, and the long series of 
arguments which make it plain that radium rays 
are particles smaller than atoms, thrown off by 
its rapidly moving atoms. He made it evident 
that the result of giving off the rays is the conver- 
sion of the element radium into the element 
helium, a substance first discovered in the sun. 
All who attended found the lecture suggestive and 
intensely interesting. 





Travis D. Wells, a student of the class of '82, 
n 1878-'80 is editor of the Sunday Magazine of 
the New York World, with a country home at 
Ridgefield, N. J. 


Tue Thompson-Starrett Company of New York, 
of which Theodore Starrett is president, has re- 
cently secured the contract for the great new Un- 
ion Station in Washington, D. C. This is to be, 
we believe, the largest railway station yet built 
in this country; still the contract calls for its com- 
pletion by Oct. 1, 1905. It would be difficult to 
suppose that it could be finished by that time were 
it not for the fact that the Thompson-Starrett 
Company has already constructed many great 
buildings in New York considerably within the 
agreed time. 


The Interior of Jan. 14 says: "Rev. George E. 
Thompson of the Westminster Church, Hamilton, 
Ohio, has been invited to serve the church of 
Monte Vista, Colo., for six months. Mr. Thomp- 
son begins his ministry at once, and it is witn 
the hope and expectation that his health may be 
completely restored. 


President Calvin Hervey French. D. D., of 
Huron College, South Dakota, is beginning to 
reap the reward of the quiet and unpretentious 
work he has been doing as a financial agent 
ever since he went to that educational outpost. 
Each year he has patiently come back from his 
eastern tour with no results to show but a larger 
circle of acquaintances. The following news 
item to the Chicago press last Saturday reveals 
what that patient waiting on opportunity is now 

"Huron, S. D., Jan. 8. — The success of Huron 
College has been assured by the raising of the 
first $100,000 of the endowment fund. Ralph 
Voorhees of Clinton, N. J., surprised the faculty 
on Christmas by a gift of $15,000 to be used for 
the completion of the girl's dormitory. John H. 
Converse, president of the Baldwin Locomotive 
Company, sent a draft for $2,000 and the Pres- 
byterian board of aid for colleges has furnished 
$500. The people of this city and state have giv- 
en by subscription $20,000." 

Edward F. Dickinson, for three years a member 
of the class of '89, has been for some years in the 
employ of the Deering Harvester Company. He 
is at present in the home office of that company 
and his Chicago address is 2830 North Lincoln 
street, Chicago. 

Rev. Grant Stroh writes from Henry Kendall 
College at Muskogee, I. T., to which he went in 
the fall, that his work is that of Bible instruction 
in the college, with two assistants in the prepara- 
tory school. Each class in the college 'has three 
hours a week required, work in Bible study. Once 
a week also Mr. Stroh has a class composed of 
a week ago Mr. Stroh has a class composed of 
members of the faculty. He conducts the Wednes- 
day prayer meeting for the college, preaches on 
Sundays and acts as vice president in the presi- 
dent's absence. He would seem to have small 
chance to be idle. 


Our old friend., Mr. William N. McKee, who has 
done so much this past year to keep the Alumni 
column of The Stentor well posted, spent Sunday 
in Lake Forest as the guest of Professor Burnap, 
and renewed his touch with a number of his "old 
boys" of the academy, who learned to struggle 
with Latin roots under his direction. Mr. McKee 
'has been traveling in the East for the business 
house he represents. 

Rev. Henry Marcotte's address is now 700 Han- 
cock street, Portland, Ore. The Interior, in its 
issue for Dec. 31, 1903, has a historical sketch 
of the church at Astoria, which Mr. Marcotte has 
just left, and a portrait of him, together with 
a view of the fine church building wihic'h arose 
through his efforts, and whose dedication was the 
last act of his successful ministry in Astoria, 
which reluctantly gives him to a larger public 
service in Portland. 

Hev. Henry Marcotte, '93, moved from Astoria 
to Portland, Ore., about Dec. 20. In his new field 
he takes charge of the Westminster Church, 
which is situated in the most attractive quarter 
of Portland, where the opportunity for progress 
seems most promising. After a pastorate in As- 
toria of seven and a half years, Mr. Marcotte left 
behind him a fully equipped new church, which 
•°ost some $19,000 exclusive of the organ, and a 
united congregation. The increase of member- 
ship during his pastorate has been considerable, 
■and what is especially a matter of happiness to 
him on leaving his old charge is the fact that, 
although about $4,700 remained to be raised, on 
'he day of dedication, Dec. 13, 1903, $3,000 was 
raised, and the remainder before he left the city 
a few days later. Mr. Marcotte hopes to be in 
Lake Forest at or near the time of Commence- 
ment, next June. 


Born at Ross, Ohio, Oct. 5, 1903, to Rev. A. P. 
and Mrs. Bessie Beach Bourns, a son, who has 


been named Paul MeClure. Mr. Bourns has now 
been five years in his present pastorate and re- 
ports much encouragement in r nis work. 

Miss Mabelle Gilson has been appointed to a 
teachership in the Harriet House School, Bankok, 
Siam ,and will go to her new field in the autumn. 
For the present year she will continue 'her work 
in the high school of Harvey, 111. 

The address of Dr. Henry B. Cragin is changed 
to Alexander, Iowa. 


Miss Julia D. Brown is now librarian and in- 
structor in history at the University of New Mexi- 
co, Albuquerque, N. M. 


Maurice K. Baker, who has been since gradua- 
tion in the office of Rudolph Kleybolte & Co., 171 
La Salle street, 'has just been made assistant 
manager in the New York office of the same firm. 
His address hereafter will be 1 Nassau street, -New 
York City. 


Benjamin F. Hill, who was in a law office in 
Denver last year, is now taking the senior year in 
Yale Law School. 


Esmond R. Brown is now city attorney at 
Napier, Neb. 

The address of Miss Elsie Gridley is now 1402 
Wilton avenue, Chicago. 


The following items have been gleaned from 
the class letter now going the rounds: 

Emma K. Miller, Elgin, 111. — I, too, am rejoicing 
over Lake Forest's onward and upward movement. 

M. D. Cox, Menominee, Mich., announces his en- 
gagement. He is now at the head of the mail 
order department of the Carpenter-Cook Company. 

S. E. Davies is superintendent of the Table Rock 
(Neb.) public schools. 

Cornelius Betten, 307 Heustis street, Ithaca, N. 
Y. — There are a number of Lake Forest fellows 
here, mostly "Cad." McNitt, Parsons and Charles 
Thorn are t'he college fellows that I recall now. 
Thom is Professor Atkinson's assistant in my- 
cology and has that alone while Professor At- 
kinson is in Europe. Of the "Cads" I can think 
of Dodge, two Johnsons, Vincent, Goodrich, Oliver 
and Hall. McKee (Caesar) visited us for a week. 
He is now a commercial traveler and was here on 

W. A. Walker. 1048 Tribune Building, Chicago — 
Everything is on the boom at Lake Forest, and 
I only hope it may continue so. I know the pros- 


pect is the best I've ever seen it, and perhaps the 
College has waked up at last and will do what 
it is capable of doing." 

J. A. Blackler, 1408 North Broal Street, Pnila- 
delphia — You may have a desire to know what 
I am down here for. If you want to buy any 
eggs, call on me. I might sell you a little butter, 
poultry or lard, but I shall try my best to sell you 
eggs. I need the business — this is a slow town. 

Maud Main McBride, 106 East Market Street, 
Xenia, Ohio — If any of you will call on me a most 
taearty welcome will be given you. 

Eva Belle Steele, Tracy, Minn. — Isn't it fine 
that Lake Forest is in such a flourishing state 
this year? It is enough to make us revive our 
letter. [Miss Steele is teaching in the public 

Ethel McClenahan, Tracy, Minn. — Let's have a 
class reunion next June in Lake Forest. If you 
ever happen, intentionally, or otherwise, to be in 
Joliet, be sure to call on me at the township high 

Edith Harriet Wilson, Belle View College, Belle 
View, Neb. — Tne only thing worth mentioning 
that I have done since I left college has been to 
pay my Stentor subscription this year. I trust 
you all subcsribe to that worthy sheet, which has 
already recorded Dick Harvey's many journeys 
to Lake Forest. 

J. B. Tewksbury, with Fort Worth and Denver 
City Railway Company, Fort Worth, Tex., writes: 
"I got weighed yesterday and tipped off 175 

The other letters were from the members of 
the class who live near Chicago — Jackson, Curtis, 
et al. 

Richard H. Curtis has resigned from the Chi- 
cago Evening Post to take the position of assist- 
ant commercial editor on the Tribune. This 
sounds pretty well for a man hardly more than 
three years out of college. Lake Forest is fortu- 
nate in having a representative on nearly 
every important Chicago daily. 

Victor L. Yeomans has left the employ of Swift 
& Co. and is now lumbering in Wisconsin. His 
address is care of Holt & Co., Bruce's Crossing. 


J. W. Preston has been continuously in the 
employ of the C, R. I. & P. Ry. Co. in engineer- 
ing work since leaving Lake Forest in the au- 
tumn of '01. He has traveled over most of the 
region west of the Mississippi, south of Wyoming, 
and as far. as the Pacific coast and has made one 
or two excursions into Mexico. This winter he 
he is at home in Marseilles, doing some special 
studying, with a view of taking the United States 
civil service examination for surveyor next 

The Stentor. 

Vol. xviii. 

L,ake Forest, III., January 28, 1904. 

No. 15 


By Ernest Setox-Pal.uer-Paljier-Seton. 


Balaam was just an ordinary donkey with the 
usual long ears and with a particularly sad and in- 
nocent cast of countenance. It was approximate- 
ly a six foot fall from his bach, because one rarely 
fell from there without having gone at least two 
feet in the opposite direction. He had a very 
large head which was filled with tricks and a de- 
termination to have his way. 

We did not have to wait long to learn this, for 
on the first night of his sojourn with us he gave a 
good exhibition of this family characteristic by 
refusing to go into the barn. We coaxed and we 
pounded. We tried to carry him bodily, but with 
all our unity and emphasis we were unahle to 
budge his coherence to the spot where he stood. 
Stubbornness must be a development in the race 
since the deluge or Noah would certainly have 
left his ancestors out of the ark. 

Balaam 'did not like to be ridden, and so the 
first five minutes ofyourride,if it lasted that long, 
was bound to be good exercise. He was very in- 
quisitive and a sort of a hobo donkey, and you 
could never tell where he would be when you went 
to look for him in the morning. He solved every 
combination we could put on his stall door and 
he could certainly have given Alexander points on 
the Gordian knot question. His migratory in- 
stinct often led him, during the night, to enter 
upon one of those personally conducted excur- 
sions to foreign places. We would hunt an hour 
for a break in the fence and then track him down. 
We generally came upon him standing pensively 
by the roadside and if we threatened nim with a 
stick, he would look at us with those large, sad 
eyes of his as much as to say, "Have you never 
read Black Beauty?" 

It was a combination of these traits, however, 
that resulted in his wandering to that land from 
which there is no return and where he is now in 
all probability hauling a little red wagon filled 
with coal, or else, in the seventh heaven of equine 
paradise is running an automobile filled with dia- 

dems. It happened, one winter's night, that there 
was no room in the stable for Balaam and he was 
placed in a small shed. In the morning the shed 
was empty. We started out to find him as usual 
but we didn't. The cold and exposure had been 
too much for his old age. 


The critics read the poets with a too analytical 
eye. They say this poem was copied from 
Homer; this idea was adapted from Chaucer; this 
poet was a follower of Theocritus; this phrase 
was copied from Goethe, and so on to the small- 
est detail of resemblance. The poets have an- 
swered these criticisms in different ways: Byron 
by counter abuse, Coleridge and Wordsworth by 
lengthy explanations and apologies, others by 
silence and unconcern. 

Some of Tennyson's mild answers are of inter- 
est. In a letter to Mr. Dawson regarding "The 
Princess," he says: "I do not object to your find- 
ing parallelisms. They must always recur. A 
man (a Chinese scholar) wrote to me saying that 
in an unknown, untranslated Chinese poem there 
were whole lines of mine, almost word for word. 
Why not? But when you say that this passage 
or that was suggested by Wordsworth, or Shelley 
or another, I demur, and more, I wholly disagree." 
A Mr. Malan wrote to Tennyson asking if in "In 
Memoriam" he had copied 'Statius or Ovid's "Epi- 
cedion," or "The Sorrow of Arcadius Etruscus," 
or "Spring Stanzas of Domitian," etc. Tennyson 
answered that he had never read a line of Statius 
or of Ovid's "Epicedion," nor had he even heard 
of the other poems mentioned. 

In all times the truest poets have been sponta- 
neous in their writings. Their verse was the 
expression of full hearts; they wrote what they 
personally felt, what they suffered and enjoyed. 

Although most of the great poets have in some 
cases written for the occasion, to satisfy a finan- 
cial need, in answer to the request of a friend, or 
simply because of the thought that the public 
demanded from them a continual flow of poetry, 
yet these handmade, artificial productions have 
usually fallen flat, have failed to stir the souT, 

x 7 8 


Mr. B. A. Poe's much-disputed principle is "that 
a poem deserves its title only inasmuch as it 
excites, by elevating the soul." In his famous 
preface he says: "With me, poetry has not been 
a purpose, but a passion;" the passions "cannot 
at will he excited with an eye to the paltry com- 
pensations, or the more paltry commendations of 

The following are only a few passages from the 
poets in the same strain: 
Goethe says: 
"That which issues from the heart alone 
Will bend the hearts of others to your own." 
Byron writes: 
"I hate you, ye cold compositions of art: 
Though prudes may condemn me, and bigots re- 
I court the effusions that spring from the heart, 
Which throbs with delight to the first kiss of 

"I do but sing because I must, 
And pipe but as the linnets sing." 

"Read from some humbler poet, 
Whose song gushed from the heart, 
As showers from the clouds of summer, 
Or tears from the eyelids start." 
Doubtless such expressions could be found in 
all the poets, and in so far as they practiced this 
principle, their works have lived, and have 
reached other hearts like affected. Emerson 'nas 
said: "A vivid thought brings the power to paint 
it, and in proportion to the depth of its source 
is the force of its projection." 


OX ISI Al>l\(. IX COI.I.KI.K. 
[From Scribner's Magazine, November, 1903, by Permission.] 
From several quarters in the academic world 
complaint has lately been heardi about the reading 
of college students — or rather, their lack of read- 
ing. The librarian of Columbia University has 
furnished tables showing how great is the amount 
of collateral and required reading in the modern 
curriculum. This, however, is task work. It 
usually means getting through a book with a 
"Thank Heaven, I'll never have to open that 
again!" And Librarian Can-field is careful to cer- 
tify that his statistics yield no light upon the 
question how much or what students read for the 
joy of it. A Princeton professor has -been more 
explicit on that point, and bewails the disappear- 
ance of the reading habit in college. The urgency 
with which he commends to his own classes the 
delight of long evenings with book in hand — and 
pipe in mouth— seems to argue strongly for the 

increase, even in the halls of learning, of that 
tribe whose voluntary reading, as Walter Bagehot 
put it, is apt to consist of one book per existence. 

It is not necessary to suppose that all students 
of two or three generations ago were great read- 
ers. There were idlers and vacant minds before 
this athletic-ridden era. Not every Harvard man 
of his day was a helluo librorum like Charles 
Sumner. Indeed, it was implied in Wendell Phil- 
ips' well known allusion to the light burning on 
until two in the morning in Sumner's room that 
the roisterers who blinked at it wonderingly or 
mockingly as they got back to the Yard from Bos- 
ton, were in a comfortable majority. It was, even 
then, the remnant that read. In the larger world 
of his time Lowell whimsically lamented his lone- 
liness as the last of the omnivorous readers. It is 
certainly not only in college that the race of the 
bibli-ophagi has seemed bent on suicide. With 
the multiplication of those who, with Disraeli, do 
not read books because they are so busy writing 
'em, and the diminished power of attention whicn 
results in the reign of the big newspaper headline 
and in the demand- for literature only in the 
form of pre-digested pemmican, it does some- 
times seem as if the habit of reading would have 
to be painfully acquired by our descendants. The 
student without reading is as much a consequence 
as he is a cause of the tendency to surrender ab- 
jectly in the battle of the books. 

There can be, however, no possible doubt that 
the student who does not read is losing the best 
of his college course. The testimony of men who 
graduated anywhere from twenty-five to forty 
years ago is unanimous on that head. It is aston- 
ishing, they tell us, how routine studies and even 
all but their most virile instructors, fade in the 
memory. But the world of letters first dawning 
upon them — that earliest glimpse of Heine, thiit 
introduction to the critical spirit through Saiaifi 
Beuve and Arnold, that eager watching for the 
next poem by Tennyson or Browning — there is 
something that abides. To be taught to read, 
and then to be turned loose in the library, is not 
a bad definition for the best that a college can 
do for a generous-minded boy. His reading in 
those susceptible and formative days is the best 
index not only of his taste but of his ideals. "What 
do the students read nowadays?" is the question 
which the philosophical observer always puts to 
the young collegians of his chance acquaintance. 
He can ascertain nothing more significant. Is it 
still Stevenson and Kipling, even Churchill an 1 
Tarkington? So far, good'. But is it the latest 
tawdry novelist? Is it merely the flaming sen- 
sation of the hour? Then alas for the jaded and 
unhappy middle life and old age which is in the 
making! Jowett once advised a weakly student 
to attack some large work, lasting for years, as the 
best means to health and content. The feeble 
hoy lived to point, forty years later, to a monu- 
mental volume on an oriental language. All col- 
lege students cannot do that, but all can form a 
habit of reading which will bring them into life- 
long intercourse with the master spirits of man- 
kind, and proves for themselves an endless re- 
freshment and an unfailing resource. 


J 79 
Hall for a few 

\he Mieiatg ^otictie^ 


Aletheian held its regular meeting on Friday 
evening, January 22, and a very interesting pro- 
gram, in charge of Miss Marguerite Robertson 
and Miss Edith Rogers, was given. The num- 
bers were as follows: 

Japanese Family Life Miss Robertson 

Japanese Marriage Customs Miss Betten 

A Japanese Afternoon Tea Miss Mygrants 

Japanese Games Miss Rogers 

Vocal Solo Miss Martin 

After the program had been rendered the fol- 
lowing officers were elected: President. Miss 
Graves; Vice President, Miss Betten; Secretary, 
Miss Anderson; Treasurer, Miss Barclay; Ser- 
geant-at-Arms, Miss Helen Williamson; Critic, 
Miss Gait; members of Program Committee, Miss 
Sturtevandt, Miss Walker. 


Miss Ethel Watson visited friends in Chicago 
over Sunday. 

The play is still the thing. You will be there, 
will you not? 

Miss Grace Stowell entertained her brother at 
Lois Hall on Sunday. 

Miss Anne Ryon and Miss Vida Graham are on 
the Lois Hall sick list this week. 

Misses Fay and Maud Mclntire visited Ottumwa' 
friends at Hinsdale over Sunday. 

Mrs. Whyte of the School entertained in honor 
of Mrs. Welch on Monday afternoon. 

Mr. D. F. Graham of Freeport visited his daugh- 
ter at Lois Hall on Friday of last week. 

Professor and Mrs. Smith entertained the mem- 
bers of the Psychology Class on Tuesday evening, 

Illinois College will defend the negative side of 
the Referendum question in their debate with us 
in April. 

Miss Irene Robinson attended a luncheon given 
by her friend, Mrs. Ensminger of Chicago, on Sat- 
urday laast. 

Mrs. Gracia Sickles Welch and daughter Carol 
arrived in Lake Forest last Thursday for a visit 
with friends. 

Miss Anne Guthrie entertained her cousin, Miss 
McKinnon of Chicago, at Lois Hall from Saturday 
until Monday. 

Miss Mattie Trimble of Minooka visited Ker 

friend, Miss Ethel Watson, at Loi 
days last week. 

Mr. Stratten and Mr. Dobyns of Chicago were 
guests of the Misses Smith at Lois Hall the first 
part of the week. 

Professor Walter Smith, for several days has 
been unable to meet his classes on account of an 
attack of bronchitis. 

Miss Bertha Sturtevandt led Y. W. C. A. at the 
regular meeting on last Thursday evening. The 
topic was "Humility." 

Miss Florence Saviers of Auburn Park was the 
guest of Miss Mabel Thornton at Lois Hall from 
Friday until Monday. 

Richman, '04, was taken ill Tuesday and com- 
pelled to go to his home in Chicago, where he will 
remain for the next few days. 

Carter, '04, has been seriously ill at his home in 
Waukegan for several clays past. Reports from 
his bedside are far from encouraging. 

Shumway, '07, came down with la gTippe last 
week. On Sunday he was removed to Alice 
Home, where he has been slowly improving. 

Rev. Newell Dwight Hillis, D. D., of New York, 
one of our first alumni, has been secured as the 
Commencement Day speaker for June, 1904. 

Registration days are now at hand. Your atten- 
tion is called to the notices posted on the bulletin 
boards in regard to this rather important matter. 

Preparations for the Junior Prom are rapidly 
nearing completion. The dance on February 12 
will be one of the best in our list of promenades. 

Your athletic subscription of $1.50 for the sec- 
ond semester is now due. There should be no 
hesitancy in paying this at once — it will be worth 
the candle. 

Rev. J. Beveridge Lee of the Emanuel Presby- 
terian Church of Milwaukee preached the sermon 
in the Day for Prayer for Colleges service held in 
Reid Chapel this morning. 

An oratorical contest will be held some time 
next week by the Class in Oratory to determine 
upon a representative for the quadrangular con- 
test to be held at Wheaton College the last Fri- 
day in April. 

Several of the Lois Hall girls visited Hull 
House on Saturday of last week. They were 
greatly astonished to find it so large an institu- 
tion, and were enthusiastic over the good work 
which is evidently being done there. 

Challenges for inter-collegiate debates have 
been received from Monmouth and Illinois-Wes- 
leyan Colleges. These had to be declined, how- 
ever, because of the two debates already ar- 
ranged for with Lawrence and Illinois Colleges. 



The date for the Junior Dance will be Febru- 
ary sixth. 

Misses Lillian Morel and Myrtle Edwards vis- 
ited Miss Guffin over Sunday. 

Miss LaClair spent Sunday with Miss Cum- 

Miss Bruen entertained Miss Wise over Sun- 

The Senior Preparatory Class entertained the 
Seniors royally at a dinner given at the Deerpath 
Inn Friday night. When all were seated at small 
tables in the dining room Miss Turner welcomed 
the guests with a clever speec'h. Mr. Rite was 
the guest of honor, and after dinner he gave an 
informal talk in the parlor. This evening was 
much enjoyed by all and the Senior Preparatory 
Class is to be congratulated on havin; 
able after dinner talker. 

such an 


Why so many people in the world should con- 
sider it a disgrace to be poor is a question hard 
to answer. It does not naturally follow because a 
man has money that he is any smarter, has any 
better blood in his. veins or is any more worthy, 
than his poor clerk who is trying to support his 
family on $50 a month. It cannot be denied', how- 
ever, that the richest man in any community is 
looked upon as - a deml-god, and very few questions 
are asked about the manner in which the money 
was obtained, so long as he has it. He may nev- 
er have made an effort toward accumulating his 
vast property — every cent may have been inher- 
ited — he may have gotten it by the most dishon- 
est means, or he may have obtained it by his own 
honest efforts — it is all one and the same. 

We all hate to be poor and we would all like to 
be rich, but why do we make so many excuses 
for our little economies, instead of coming out 
frankly and saying, "I cannot afford it." We are 
very much like Mrs. Ruggles who, when she was 
getting her family ready for the dinner party, 
discovered that there were not hats enough to 
go around, and so decided that all must go bare- 
headed. It would never do, under any circum- 
stances, to let it be known that they didn't have 
hats; and so poor Sarah Maud was drilled on, 
"It is such a pleasant evening and such a short 
walk," etc., until her poor head was completely 

The ladies of Cranford' were none of them rich, 
and all were obliged to practice "elegant econ- 

omy," but they would not admit it. Oh, no! If 
they wore cotton instead of silk, it was because 
they preferred wash material. If their dresses 
were not cut in the latest fashion, it was not be- 
cause they coukl not afford new ones, but because 
it made little difference what they wore in Cran- 
ford, where everybody knew them. If they went 
away from home, it mattered just as little, they 
reasoned, for in the new place nobody knew 
them. If they walked, it was because the night 
was fine or they needed the exercise, and not be- 
cause it was more expensive to ride. The rich 
Mrs. Jamieson, who had her carriage or sedan 
chair, always asked: "Do you not find it unpleas- 
ant walking?" Tae reply, however, was always 
something of this kind: "Oh, dear, no! it is so 
refreshing ^.fter the excitement of a party," or, 
"The stars are so beautiful it is a pleasure to 
walk." Down in their hearts, however, they all 
envied Mrs. Jamieson. 

When Captain Brown came to the village and 
said openly that he could not live in a particular 
house because of his poverty the ladies of Cran- 
ford were shocked almost beyond mention, and 
they were almost equally shocked when his daugh- 
ter, Miss Jessie, happened to mention before a 
company, that she had an uncle who was a shop- 
keeper at Edinburgh. 

When Mrs. Forrester gave a party and was 
obliged to help her own poor little maid carry 
the tea tray upstairs, and to make the cakes her- 
self, the guests, although they knew all the cir- 
cumstances very well, conducted themselves as 
though they thought Mrs. Forrester had a whole 
retinue of servants at her beck and call. 

Little Miss Matty's special economy was can- 
dles. She deluded herself into the idea that 
the firelight was much more pleasant, and al- 
ways kept blind man's holiday, no matter what 
happened or who was present. 

Under all this false pride beat kind, loving 
hearts, for when Miss Matty lost her property 
and went bravely to work to help eke out her 
living, none of the Cranford people turned from 
her, but were true friends in need, and Miss Mat- 
tie herself seemed to grieve not so much over her 
lost fortune, as over the fact that others might 
be ohliged to suffer loss through her. 

Perhaps all this deception, which really de- 
ceived no one but themselves, enabled the peo- 
ple of Cranford to bear their poverty with a bet- 
ter grace, and, like imaginative children at play, 
they made believe they were rich until they real- 
ly forgot they were poor. 

— Laura E. Rogers. 




Wednesday night several were awakened from 
their sleep "by the sweet power of music." With- 
out the cat serenaders were rendering a rar,e se- 
lection, and those who heard it enjoyed it im- 

Albert Belmont has been confined to 'his room 
nearly a week with tonsiiitis, but is now im- 

Robert Watkins, who has had the measles, 
has recovered, and was released from the hospi- 
tal Friday. 

We are pleased to note the extreme economy 
existing in our school among some of the hoys. 
To illustrate this we give the following conversa- 
tion recently overheard: 

First Speaker: "Are you going to the college 
game tonight?" 

Second Speaker: "No, it costs fifteen cents. 

The choir at last had its picture taken Tuesday 
noon, although every one did not get "snapped," 
and some had a narrow escape in missing to be 

George Dahl has been suffering from a sud- 
den attack of indigestion. 

The college students accept invitations, but 
some of our boys "except" them. 

Mr. Dillon, the state : Y. M. C. A. secretary 
in colleges, addressed our society last Tuesday 
evening. He is a very forcible and pleasant 
speaker. Afterward a conference was held to 
talk over the Y. M. C. A. work of the school. 

One of the members of the English class be- 
lieves Venice is in Germany, while a third form- 
er would correct so obvious a blunder by placing 
it in Austria. 

It is rather disappointing to state that the in- 
door ball team will not materialize this season, 
but as most of the players would likewise be 
engaged in other athletic undertakings they could 
not put enough practice into the thing to insure 
any success. Lake Forest School never does 
things by halves. , 

The school offers its sympathy to Mr. Ross in 
his sorrow. 

We are much indebted to Mr. Sloane for the in- 
spiring little code of morals Which he has drawn 
up and distributed individually throughout the 

It is a pity that we have frightened outsiders, 
because of a measles scare. If one of our most 
prominent members had not become the latest 
victim, no one would have known of the pre- 

vailing epidemic. However, there is very little 
danger now and no more cases have been report- 
ed. We hardly fear quarantine. 

"The Shakespeare Water Cure," the musical 
play, which the choir intended to have presented 
last March, but which was prevented by the 
quarantine, will be produced on Friday evening, 
March 18, for the benefit of the baseball nine. 

Charles Vincent has recently brought his dog 
from Chicago to reside on the campus. It is a 
Chinese Chow dog, which was imported from Ja- 
pan. "Chow-chow" is a thorough aristocrat. He 
took the prize at the Chicago Kennel Club last 
year, and it is not surprising, for he is certainly a 
very rare canine specimen and is highly valued, 

William Gaddis spent Saturday and Sunday 
with his father in Chicago. 


Miss Mabel Robertson and Mr. Frank Kellar 
were engaged, or rather, they had been until re- 
cently. Then there had been a misunderstanding 
of some sort. No one seemed to know what the 
quarrel was about. All that her friends could 
learn was, "I'll never believe another thing a 
man says, as long as I live — never!" All hio 
friends could induce him to say was, "There isn't 
a woman living who isn't a heartless flirt." And 
there the matter rested. 

Finally a mutual friend, Alta Cotterell, decided 
that something ought to be done to bring these 
foolish people to their senses. One 'day when she 
was taking kodak pictures a bright idea occurred 
to her. She found Mabel sitting in a hammock 
in the orchard reading letters. Fond recollec- 
tions, thought Alta, but she only said, "Sit still, 
Mabel, and let me take your picture; those trees 
make such a good background." 

The next day she saw Frank walking in the 
orchard; he went to the hammock, and sat down. 
Alta hurried in that direction with her kodak and 
his picture was also taken. 

Then she took the roll of film to the photog- 
rapher, another mutual friend, and told her plan. 
He was to develop and print the pictures; send 
one of Mabel to Frank and one of Frank to Ma- 
bel; and see if the "happy memories" would not 
bring about a reconciliation. He agreed to this, 
but when the film was developed, one exposure 
was blank; and on the other was the picture of 
an orchard', a hammock, and in the hammock two 
figures instead of one. Alta had taken both 
pictures without turning the film. "Better still," 
he thought; "if this will not arrange matters, 
nothing ever will." 

Next day both Mabel and Frank received a 
picture, a trifle blurred, to be sure; but still 
the figures could be easily recognized. Of course, 
each one immediately went to the orchard to 
compare the picture with the original; and the 
result may be imagined. 

L. E. D. 



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Directory of Student Organizations. 

Athletic Association— President, Prof. R. H. McKee ; Secre- 
tary, Nettie Bett en. 

Football— Manager, W. N. Carter ; Captain, Fermar T. Black. 

Baseball — Manager, Warren H.Ferguson; Captain, T. Edgar 

Track Team— Captain, E. S. Scott. 

Indoor Baseball— Cantain, O. S. Thompson. Manager, L. C. 

Tennis Association— President, Lowell H. Beach ; Secretary, 
Chas. Cobb. 

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few weeks the price will be reduced. 

When the last speaker has finished and every 
one has had a chance at rebuttal, unshaken by 
argument, the fact remains that the first work 
for a college man must be his studies. We may 
delude ourselves with the idea that "college edu- 
cation" and "curriculum" are antagonistic terms, 
that a man comes to college for culture, to learn 
how to live with men, to build character, and to 
develop along all these other lines of activity. 
But they are side lines, they must ever be, and 
the sooner a man admits it to himself the better 
is he able to govern his conduct in all the com- 
plicated college relations. 

Students flatter themselves on their freedom, 
which is indeed great, but somewhere is a wall 
which will not fall down for all their trumpet- 
ing. Usually the only way around it is by dis- 
agreeable, arduous night work on hated studies 
in which they have been conditioned. It pays to 
lead a scholarly life for at least three years of 
the undergraduate course. The last year may be 
one of many successful enterprises only if the 
others have been creditably passed at one pur- 
suit. In a word, no lower classman should for 
a moment allow athletics, music, general reading, 
society, or anything else, except health, to 'inter- 
fere with his diligent work on the required col- 
lege studies. 

We have been quite fortunate this year in the 
number of opportunities that have been pre- 
sented for hearing men of note on the lecture 
platform. The Ferry Hall Lecture Course has 
surely become a fixture, guarantying to us 
splendid opportunities for the future. Now the 
Christian Associations of the College have come 
forward with their plan for a series of free lec- 
tures in the College Chapel. This is a most com- 
mendable move and will perhaps prove to be the 
much needed impetus toward advancement on 
the part of the students themselves. The attend- 
ance on these coming evenings will to a large 
extent determine whether or not we can or are 
willing to support a regular course if such be 
undertaken next year by the associations. Usu- 
ally the number present at a free lecture is 
smaller than at one where an admittance charge 
is made. We are too prone to believe that we 
cannot obtain something for nothing. But the 
names of the men who are to address us during 
the spring should be sufficient guarantee of the 
good things in store for us. We must not 
neglect this opportunity even if it costs us noth- 
ing to secure it. The associations have done well; 
they have entered upon a work which must 
surely bring them credit. Their field of activi- 
ties is necessarily limited, and if there is any 
possibility for them to accomplish more than 
by this means, it has not yet come to our atten- 
tion. We wish them all success. 

While on this subject it may be well to voice 
once more the desire of most of the student's 
for chapel talks. We saw the practice started 
last year, but for some unaccountable reason it 
was discontinued, most certainly not because of 
a failure of response on the part of the students. 
This year Professors Halsey and Bridgman have 
each given us what we may term a "treat." It is 
not necessary to secure an outside speaker, for 



such talks as those mentioned are most accept- 
able. Will not more of the powers that be lis- 
ten to our earnest and reasonable entreaty? 

At the last University Club meeting the subject 
of "Student Government in College" was consid- 
ered. The only fault we have to find is that the 
students were not permitted to hear the excellent 
ideas of older minds on this question which vi- 
tally concerns college life. Some sayings, how- 
ever, have strayed to our ears and encourage us 
to bring before the residents of North and College 
Halls a possible solution of the problem of study- 
ing between the hours of 7 and 11 in the evening. 

Dormitory life at best is complicated, and when 
there are no general rules lived up to by the 
occupants the result is usually disastrous, espe- 
cially to those who wish to study. There are 
three pianos in North Hall and one or the other 
of them is in use almost constantly from 7 in 
the morning until midnight. Several violins, a 
cello, mandolin, guitars and loud, discordant 
voices add to the clamor. In College Hall a flute 
and violin, with what is called the nightly rough- 
house, make life miserable for everyone who 
does not join in the performance. Inability to 
sleep or to study does not prepare a man for the 
morning recitations, and it is partly to this dis- 
turbance that we lay the cause of the general de- 
ficiency in scholarship to which atention has been 
called by the president and by the individual pro- 
fessors in the class room. 

Every disease has its cure if it only may be 
found. The remedy most often consists in the re- 
moval of the cause. It has been suggested that 
a committee of three be chosen to have general 
charge of the order in each dormitory. This was 
attempted not very long ago at the suggestion of 
the faculty, and chiefly for this reason failea. 
Until the students themselves feel the need cf a 
law and order committee, anything of the kind 
will noc have their co-operation. The rules must 
be made by the governed before they can be en- 
forced, and when any agreement has been entered 
into by all the residents of a dormitory, one 
small freshman will be able to quell the slightest 

The time is ripe for such an agreement, for 
surely everyone realizes the need. In each dor- 
mitory Should be held a meeting, at which rules 
should be drawn up and a house committee, per- 
manent or temporary, be elected. Regular study 
hours can be kept as well in North Hall as in the 
women's dormitory. Pianos ought to be kept 
quiet during class hours and after 9 in the even- 
ing; "rough houses" should be prohibited. Re- 

spect for the right and comfort of each other is 
the only solution of agreeable and healthy life in 
our college dormitories. If the Seniors and Ju- 
niors will call a meeting of the residents in each 
hall these and many more regulations of benefit 
to the general welfare may be adapted and en- 
forced, thus putting an end to what has become a 
noisy and careless life. 

One of the greatest problems in the athletic 
situation at Lake Forest is found in the instabil- 
ity of our present managerial system. This has 
been brought forcibly to our attention by the fact 
that the greater part of our football games had 
to be arranged after college opened last fall and 
consequently did not give the team an opportunity 
to show its real strength and, more recently, in 
the trouble which has been experienced in secur- 
ing a baseball manager. 

This question naturally arises: Why is a cap- 
taincy so much sought after while the manager's 
position goes begging? The answer is obvious. 
The captain receives much of the credit for the 
work of the team, he takes a leading position in 
sport, he is before the public eye; the manager 
on the other hand, no matter how excellent a 
schedule he arranges, how skilfully he handles 
the finances, or how well he equips the team, 
comes in for little recognition during the season 
and practically none of the glory enjoyed by 
others connected with a team at the end of a 
successful year. 

It is all well enough to talk about doing the 
work for love of the college, but other things have 
to be added to make the position entirely an en- 
viable one. One of these things, too often over 
looked by those considering the position, is al- 
ready attached to it — that is, the training re- 
ceived. The manager meets the leading college 
men in his section of the country, he visits many 
colleges and learns much of practical business 
value in the arranging of schedules, drawing up of 
contracts, the purchase of supplies, etc. 

The thing that is lacking is student loyalty and 
recognition. Create the feeling that the manager 
is one of the most important factors in the col- 
lege life and this, added to the sense of college 
loyalty and the beneficial experience gained while 
in office, will make the manager's position second 
in attractiveness to none in the college. 

But there is another point to be considered. 
Even if the manager enters upon his work enthusi- 
astically and partially completes a good schedule, 
he may find early in the summer that it will be 
impossible to return in the fall. Under the pres- 
ent system that practically means a weak, poorly 


constructed schedule for the season. Why not 
elect an under classman as assistant manager 
each time a manager is elected, who will work 
with the manager and for him in case the latter 
is unable to continue his work. Let the assidt- 
ant manager succeed to the management the fol- 
lowing year; then there will be no time wasted 
in "learning the ropes." It takes about one sea- 
son for a man to acquaint himself with the ins 
and outs of the manager's business, and the as- 
sistant going into office with the full knowledge 
of the past season's failures and successes should 
be able to carry to completion a much more suc- 
cessful schedule than is now possible. He would 
know from the start how to secure the most ad- 
vantageous railroad rates, where to get the best 
guarantees, whom to take on and whom to avoid. 
But whether this system is considered or not, let 
us see to it that our managers hereafter are given 
more hearty recognition and support, for in their 
hands lies the future success or failure of our 
athletic life. 



In the present session of Congress there are 
seventeen former students of the University of 

At the dedicatory exercises of the new Clark 
University library at Worcester, Mass., Dr. G. 
Stanley Hall, president of the university, an- 
nounced a gift of $100,000 to the university from 
Andrew Carnegie. 

The Princeton University secretary is sending 
out nomination blanks for the university alumni 
trustee election. Official ballots are sent out 
about April 1, and every graduate of three year's 
standing is eligible to vote. There are now more 
than 5,000 alumni who may vote for trustees. 

The Agricultural College of the University of 
Illinois will this year inaugurate many important 
changes. Chief among these is a marked increase 
in building. Every department of the college 
will be equipped with new laboratories, though 
only three of these will be finished within the 

The building and grounds committee of the 
board of regents at the University of California 
has nearly consummated plans for an immense 
ampitheater somewhat on the plan of the new 
Harvard Stadium. It will include a baseball 
diamond and a cinder running track beside the 
football field. Temporary wooden bleachers, 
and, later on, concrete seats, will be put in place. 

In the Final Indoor Baseball <.;uu<> Children 

Wefeat Their Elders— Juniors Are the 

Last Victims. 

A more even and more amusing content than 
the Freshman-Sophmore game was held last 
Saturday evening in the gymnasium. Seven in- 
nings were sufficient to convince the Juniors that 
they could spend their time more profitably in 
other things than indoor baseball. The spec- 
tators knew it at the end of the first inning. 
However, the upper class men must be given 
credit for their brave attempt. 

Photographs would give a better idea of the 
picturesque costumes that helped to furnish fun 
for those who looked on from the gallery. 
Stark's trousers were remarkable for their size 
and the daintiness of structure. Children of 
Yeoman's description are often seen playing in 
the sand piles on Chicago's streets; he would 
have made an excellent advertisement for the 
International Biscuit Co. Ferguson tried to 
make himself look big by donning a padded jer- 
sey; the attempt failed. In spite of his white 
stocking Smith failed to hit the ball. 'Scott 
played his usual brilliant game on first base. 
Several times he caught the ball, much to his 
own surprise. A good catcher would have gotten 
some of the fouls that Churchill missed, but on 
the whole the business manager did very well. 
The efforts of the rest of the Junior team are 
hardly worth mentioning. 

The freshmen did not display as much origin- 
ality in clothing. Their purpose was to play ball, 
and they succeeded fairly well. The motions of 
Jamieson possibly helped him to throw the ball; 
at any rate he kept the batters guessing. High 
balls were frequent. Michael was as sweet and 
innocent as ever. Bethard's trips to the gallery 
delayed the game considerably, hut he seemed 
to be able to play better when he finally got into 
the game. "Judy" made a startling catch of a 
wild throw to third; it took him off his feet. 

It is hardly worth while telling of the brilliant 
umpiring or of the yells that were manufactured 
for the occasion. 

The score was 23 to 12 in favor of the Fresh- 
men and they are jubilant. 

The faculty of the Unversity of Michigan has 
bought the university daily newspaper for the 
sum of $2,250 from the student corporation, 
which has heretofore controlled it. The intention 
of the faculty is to make the paper a part of the 
English course, the reporters being drawn from 
a special class in English. 




Its Relation to Other Classes and to the Fac- 
ulty—Some Retrospective Snap-Shots. 

It is probable that as long as there is one stone 
upon another in Lake Forest the class of '93 
will be remembered — with emotions variant. In 
every college there are some classes with an 
individuality of their own which gives them a 
peculiar place in that college's history. The 
class of '93 was nothing if not peculiar. It pos- 
sessed individual peculiarity and peculiar individ- 
uality — sufficient of either quality to insure its im- 
mortality, the combination of both placing its 
permanency of position in the annals of history 
far beyond question by the most skeptical. Does 
any one doubt this statement? Our appeal is to 
the faculty. If any has cause to accord us a 
permanent position in memory's archives, their 
name is Faculty. 

That professor who understood the class not 
only had no difficulty with the class, but found 
some of the brightest and most responsive minds 
in it that have ever, or, we dare predict, will 
ever matriculate at Lake Forest. On the other 
hand, that professor who failed to measure the 
class accurately found that he had trouble and 
exasperation enough upon his hands to drive him 
to an early grave, as, for instance, that professor 
who found upon the class-room door the follow- 
ing notice: 

"The class of '93 regrets that it will be unable 
to meet Professor X. today." There was another 
professor whom the class very irreverently and 
disrespectfully nicknamed "Coyote," who was an- 
noyed to the point of nervous prostration by the 
questions of studied difficulty propounded in all 
apparent sincerity in English Literature by "S. 
B. H." and J. L. And "there were others." These 
men did not understand that underneath the ap- 
parent flippancy of the class there was a spirit 
of seriousness. They misjudged the class en- 
tirely, and the class knew it, and recognized it 
as an element of weakness of which they took 
every advantage. 

There were some, and this is true for the most 
part of the Faculty, with whom the most daring 
would hesitate to take liberties of any kind. 
When they did forget themselves it was seldom 
that the offense was repeated. After one or two 
attempts there were few who had the temerity 
to repeat a facetious translation of Horace, for 
instance, or assume a knowledge of history not 
actually possessed, or draw unusual corollaries — 
or other funny figures — in connection with a dem- 
onstration of a geometrical theorem. These pro- 
fessors early gave the class to understand, with- 

out telling them so, that for all serious purpose 
to master a subject, no matter how imperfectly 
carried out, they had gieriuine sympathy and 
stood ready to help in any possible way, but that 
for "horse play" there was positively to be no 
toleration whatever. Between these members of 
the Faculty and the class of '93 there exists an 
affection and a respect that will only increase as 
the years go by and the members of the class 
come to occupy enlarged positions of usefulness 
and influence in the world of affairs. To their 
faithful and oft-tried Faculty the class of '93 
owes a lasting debt of gratitude. N. H. B., '93. 

The class of '92 found itself in the fall of '88 
the proud possessor of the distinction of being 
the largest entering class in the history of Lake 
Forest College. It wrested this title from the 
class of '91, which it found to be a class of great 
spirit and ingenuity and loyalty, well organized 
and strongly intrenched. The members of '91 
lost no time in showing '92 in many and devious 
ways that they considered it about the greenest 
green Freshman class that ever entered a col- 
lege and hardly to be tolerated around. '92 lived 
through that first year, however, and a good 
training it certainly proved to be, and one that 
stood it in good stead for what was about to be 
forced upon it, for '93 soon loomed up on the 
scene, big and confident, full of its own conceit, 
brimful of "college spirit" and ready to scrap. 

Scrap they did on every occasion, and if there 
was no occasion it did not take long for one clas? 
or the other to invent one; usually it was '93 
that did this. Barrels of water were secreted 
in the rooms for emergency use and the emer- 
gency was not long in coming, nor the water 
either. With '91 ahead and '93 behind, '92 was 
very busy. Yet all this conflict was carried on 
with the best of good nature and without any 
"sore" feelings. '93 was always ready to take 
any advantage, but there was nothing mean 
about her. '93 did not spend all her time or ener- 
gies on '92. There was Fry always at hand. The 
Faculty could not be overlooked. The "Sem" 
came in for its share. Empty gas tanks had to 
be rolled to the lake at midnight. Gasoline bar- 
rels just had to be burned to accommodate Pro- 
fessor Seeley. Ice cream would make people ill 
at evening parties and must be removed for their 
good. Certain ones were not supposed to live 
in the College hall, so their rooms were "done 
up." Some of the recitations were held with 
several professors sitting "en banc." 

No class was ever more loyal to its College. 
No class ever gave the college yell more loudly 



The class of '93 needs no one to speak a word 
in its behalf. It speaks for itself — and always 
did. Among its members, modesty was never 
really regarded as a virtue, and who shall say 
that they were not entirely correct in that opin- 
ion? In this age of advertising, energy and push, 
a man who is at all backward about putting him- 
self forward usually remains an obscure victim 
of his own timidity. We are told in the parable 
that under a bushel is no place for a lighted 
candle; therefore, let your light shine. And as 
the class of '93 was composed entirely of lights, 
of varying degrees of brilliancy, naturally they 
shone. Like a certain advertised brand of soap, 
they were 99 4-100 per cent pure. (As for the 
class immediately following, they were like the 
famous baking powder — "absolutely pure," but 
that is another story). 

Well, as I was saying, the class of '93 always 
made themselves heard and felt. In fact, there 
never was the least uncertainty as to their pres- 
ence in the vicinage. In their ranks they num- 
bered many good fighting men, brave and true. 
It was a great source of grief to those valiants 
that they never had sufficient opponents with 
whom to fight. The" class of '92 was plucky 
and pugnacious, but small in numbers. The class 
of '94 was large, numerically, but lacked in pug- 
nacity. Its men of bulk and physique entered 
college with the spirit of non-resistance to evil — 
which is not the best spirit for Freshmen. Ex- 
ception ruled in the case of the doughty contin- 
gent from nearby Waukegan, but this contingent 
left the field of battle daily after recitation hours 
and so could add little to '94's fighting strength. 
This coterie was largely responsible for the dis- 
appearance of the '93 Sophomore canes, long an 
unsolved mystery. 

Briefly then, the class of '93 has reason to be 
proud of the careers of its members. T'ae class 
oftenest the victim of its boisterous combative- 
ness is, I believe, quite ready and willing to ac- 
knowledge it. If the classes of '93 and '94 could 
have been amalgamated and the good qualities 
of each retained, Lake Forest would then have 
had an ideal class. Perhaps the present genera- 
tion of studants is of the ideal kind. 

H. L. B., '94. 

doings. Their men were on the football teams 
and baseball, glee clubs, Stentor, Red and Black. 
If there was anything undertaken we could count 
on '93 being in it. 

In its senior year '92 wanted to show '93 that 
it was still alive and could do things even if 
senior dignity would be overstepped. So it chal- 
lenged '93 to a game of football. '92 was nothing 
daunted at the fact that at least five men on 
the regular 'Varsity were '93 men, and that it 
had itself but twelve men all told. It certainly 
was a game to be remembered. It was the first 
and last and only game for most of '92. At the 
first onslaught Wilson '92 had his collar bone 
broken. The one remaining man, the only sub- 
stitute, had seen enough and refused to play. So 
'92 had to be finished with only ten men on its 
side. That did not make a great deal of differ- 
ence. One half only was played. It wasn't at 
all necessary to play the other. The score has 
been lost or forgotten; at least let it be hoped 
so. It was the final windup of three years of 
strenuous rivalry. 

One of the old minstrel jokes was, "With all 
her faults we love her still, but is she ever still?" 
F. M. S., '92. 

or more often — few classes had a Doran. But 
they gave the yell of '93 oftener and louder. 
Loyal to the College, yes, but loyal to '93 first, 
last and all the time. They had a hand in every- 
thing — athletics, literary contests and social 

In trying to recall the class of '93 the first 
thing that strikes me is that a catalogue would 
be required to remember what persons consti- 
tuted the class — with the exception of the ladies. 
This would seem to be an indication of the gen- 
eral impression '93 made on '91 in college. How- 
ever, this may be accounted for by the fact that 
'91 was pretty busy keeping its own halo on 
straight. We were, also somewhat exhausted 
from efforts to instill upright principles into the 
class of '92. 

Concentrated efforts at remembering calls up 
"Buck" McNary, Billy McKee, R. Hoeffer 
Crozier, "Fatty" Sharon, William Tecumseh 
Chaffee, "Cat" Burdick and George Washington 
King. In fact, some of these persons I recall 
very distinctly, especially "Buck" McNary and 
"Fatty" Sharon. One of the things "Fatty" did 
in college was to have the mumps, and "Buck" 
did nearly every one. William Tecumseh Chaf- 
fee appeared always to be hiding some secret 
sorrow ; we never could discover its nature and 
origin. "Cat's" chief tendency was toward bald- 
ness and Ferry Hall. The star member of the 
class was N. D. Pratt. He was a member of all 
t'ae classes in those days. May his shadow never 
grow less. W. E. D., '91. 




Among t'ne six hundred responses which we 
have so far received to our requests for informa- 
tion, only two have openly objected to the 
method employed, although others may have had 
tacit objections, and a dislike to giving such in- 
formation as the blanks ask for may have de- 
terred many from responding at all. The only 
reply we can make to such objections is that the 
questions asked are not intended to be intrusive; 
while much detail and personal "color" are gladly 
welcomed, the object of the census is primarily 
to collect the outline of facts; such facts as enter 
into the published alumni records of other col- 
leges. We are including non-graduates in our 
census, which has not 'heretofore been done in 
other institutions. Many of those who were here 
but a year, more or less, may naturally have lost 
interest in Lake Forest, for one reason and an- 
other. But we are sure that all are glad to know 
something of those whom they knew here, and 
the criterion of information which each gives may 
well be what he wishes to know about others. 

We give below the record of the class of 1893; 
that class has had much to say of itself; here- 
with it comes to a "showdown." 
CLASS OF '93. 

Adams (Harper), Annie Lewis, B. A. '93. Spent 
two years in graduate study at University of Chi- 
cago; taught for five years at Fargo College, 
Fargo, N. D. Married in 1902 to Eugene Howard 
Harper, a graduate of Oberlin College and Ph. D. 
from University of Chicago; now a professor in 
Alma College, Alma, Mich. Address: Alma, Mich. 

Adams, Rubie E., B. A. '93. Studied drawing 
and painting at Art Institute, Chicago; taught for 
five years at Palatine, 111., and for two years in 
Jefferson High School, Chicago. Address: 864 
South Ashland ave., Chicago. 

Burdick, Newman Hall, B. A. '93. Studied the- 
ology at McCormick Seminary. Pastorates: 
Rochester, Minn.. 1896-00; Rolfe, Iowa, 1900-02; 
evangelist under General Assembly's Committee 
on Evangelistic Work since 1902. Since June, 
1903, pastor Second Presbyterian church, Omaha. 
Married in 1896 to Miss Caroline A. Trowbridge 
of Chicago. Daughter: Helen Trowbridge, 1897. 

Chaffee, Wilber T„ B. A. '93. In the mining 
business in Colorado. Married in 1901 to Miss 
Mary R. McBride. formerly a student at Ferry 
Hall. Daughter: Helen, 1903. Address: Box 597, 
Leadville, Colo. 

Creswell. Dora D., B. A. '93. Assistant-Princi- 
pal, Devil's Lake, N. D.. and Beloit, Wis., High 
Schools; now teaching in Minneapolis city 
schools. Address: 3344 Fourth ave., South Minne- 
apolis, Minn. 

Crozier, Robert Hepburn, B. A. '93. Since grad- 
uation has held various positions in the general 
passenger departments of the C, B. & Q. R. R. 
in Chicago, St. Louis and St. Paul. Now Division 
Passenger Agent of the C, B. & Q. at Joseph, 
Mo Address: Sixth and Felix Sts., St. Joseph, 

Davies, Charles Stanley, B. A. '93. Studied the- 
ology at McCormick Seminary; traveled in Eu- 
rope for six months; now pastor of the Presby- 
terian Church at Fairbury, 111. Address: Fair- 
bury, 111. 

Doran, Alvah William, B. A. '93. Studied theol- 
ogy at the Western Theological Seminary, Chi- 
cago. Rector in charge of St. Stephen's Church, 
Chicago, 1896; St. Luke's Church, Chicago, 1897- 
98; Assistant Rector St. Clement's Church, Phila- 
delphia, 1S98-01. Became a convert to the Roman 
faith and was received into that church in 1901. 
Pursued studies for the Roman Priesthood at St. 
Charles' Seminary, Overbrook, Pa., during 1902. 
At present studying in North American College, 
Rome, Italy. Address: Care Collegio Americano 
del Nord, Rome, Italia. 

Dysart, Robert J., B. A. '93. Graduated in medi- 
cine at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, 
Chicago, in 1900. Was engaged in hospital work 
in Oshkosh, Wis., for two years; since then prac- 
ticing in Lily, S. D. Address: Lily, So. Dak. 

Grove, Leech, A., B. A. '93. Studied law at Uni- 
versity of Michigan; degree of L. L. B. Attorney 
at Law, Ellwood City, Pa. Address: Ellwood City, 

Hopkins. Stephen Bret, B. A. '93. In the stamp 
business, Chicago, 1893-95; and in St. Louis since 
1890. Married in 1896 to Miss Rhoda Ellen Clark, 
a graduate of Ferry Hall, class of '92. Children: 
Julia Elizabeth, 1897; David Clark, 1901. Ad- 
dress: 5169 Maple ave., St. Louis, Mo. 

Jones, Edward Lloyd, B. A. '93. Studied theol- 
ogy at Auburn Seminary, Auburn, N. Y. Pastor 
Presbyterian Church, Cayuga, N. Y. Married in 
1900 to Miss Mary Emma Stevenson, a graduate 
of Mount Holyoke. Address: Cayuga, N. Y. 

Linn, John Adams, B. A. '93. Studied theology 
at the Western Theological Seminary, Chicago, 
and General Theological Seminary, New York; 
also took a post-graduate course at Columbia Uni- 
versity, New York. Tutor at the Western Theo- 
logical Seminary, 1897; missionary, Petersburg, 
111., 1897-98; curate, St. Mary the Virgin's Church, 
New York, 1899-03; rector St. Paul's Church, 
Mishawaka, Ind.. 1903. Resided at Hull House, 
Chicago, for a time; temporary chaplain to the 
Duke of Newcastle, Clumber, England, during the 
summer of 1902. Married in 1903 to Miss Ethel 


Winthrop iStorer of New York. Address: 115 
North Spring St., Mishawaka, Ind. 

Marcotte, Henry, B. A. '93. Studied theology 
at Mccormick Seminary. Pastor of the Presby- 
terian Church at Astoria, Ore., 1896-03. In De- 
cember, 1903, became pastor of the Westminster 
Presbyterian Church, Portland, Ore. Married in 
1901 to Miss Nora Nickerson of Astoria, Ore. Ad- 
dress: 700 Hancock st., Portland, Ore. 

Marshall, Bertha Cowan, Ph. B. '93. Taught in 
the High School at Spencer, Iowa, 1893-96; gradu- 
ate study at Wellesley College, 1896-97; taught 
at College Settlement, Boston, 1897-98; Teaching 
in Brookline High School since 1898. Address: 
121 Davis ave„ Brookline, Mass. 

McKee, William Newton, B. A. '93 M. A. '96. 
Was principal of the High School at Birmingham. 
Mich., 1893-94; assistant superintendent of the 
High School at Marseilles, 111., 1894-95; taught 
Latin and history at the College of Montana, Deer 
Lodge, Mont., 1895-97; taught Latin in Lake For- 
est Academy, 1897-02. In investment business 
since January, 1903; travels much in region east 
of Indiana. Address: 309 East Jefferson st., Craw- 
fordsville, Ind. 

McNary, William D., B. A., '93. Studied medi- 
cine at Rush Medical College, Chicago, 1893-96; 
osteopathy at the Milwaukee College of Osteopa- 
thy, 1897-98; is practicing physician; has made 
a special study of the spine and circulation. At 
work upon a book to be entitled: "Diseases of 
Spinal Origin." Address: Grand Avenue and 
Third Street, Milwaukee, Wis. 

Rossiter, Luther N., B. A., '93. In the wholesale 
hardware business with Hibbard, Spencer, Bart- 
lett & Co., Chicago. Married in 1898 to Miss Fran- 
ces Kezia Fowler, formerly a student at Ferry 
Hall. Daughter, Laura Virginia, born in 1899. Ad- 
dress: Lake Forest, 111. 

Sharon, Frederic Christy, B. S., '93. Entered 
the railroad service in St. Louis on Oct. 9, 1893, 
as clerk in general freight office, Burlington 
Route; made assistant advertising agent, March, 
1894; made chief rate clerk, general passenger 
office. May, 1896; appointed city passenger agent 
at Kansas City, Nov., 1899; Southwestern Passen- 
ger Agent at Kansas City, since Sept. 1902. Mar- 
ried in 1903 to Miss Mary Bruce Green of Kansas 
City. Address care of The Burlington Route, 
Kansas City, Mo. 

Taylor, (De Nault) Beatrice, B. A., '93. 'Stud- 
ied instrumental music at Dana, Ind., 1893-'96; 
Warsaw and Chicago,- 189G-'00; Jamestown, N. 
Dak., 1900. Married in 1903 to Wilbert Benjamin 
DeNault. Mr. DeNault is in the real estate busi- 

ness in North Dakota. Address: Jamestown, N. 

Williams, (Henning) Elizabeth May, B. A., '93. 
Taught in Argyle, N. Y., Piano, 111., and Rock 
ford, 111. Married in 1888 to Rev. John James 
Henning, a graduate of Union College and Prince- 
ton Theological Seminary. Daughter, Katherine 
Louise, 1899. Address, Green Island, 111. 

Eakins, William Crosby, 1889-91 L. L. B., Chi- 
cago College of Law. Practiced law in Chicago 
five years. Was member Illinois Senate 1894- 
'96. Now lawyer in New York City. Married, 
1895, Miss Millie Ryan, for five years a teacher 
in Chicago Normal School. Daughter, Katherine 
Eloise. Address, Arlington, N. Y. 

Gilchrist (Luckey) Emma, 1889-'90. Spent one 
year at Converse College, South Carolina, and 
graduated from Cornell College, Iowa, '93. Stud- 
ied for two and one-half years in the Woman's 
Medical School, Chicago. Married in 1896 to 
John E. Luckey.a graduate of Knox College and 
Rush Medical College. Children: George Gil- 
christ, 1897; Eleanor Gilchrist, 1902. Address: 
Vinton, Iowa. 

Those named in the following list, with one or 
two exceptions, entered with the class of '93. 

Anderson, Charles Otto, 1889-'90. Reported 
from two or three sources to have entered the 
ministry and to be no longer living. 

Bainton, Henry W., 1889-'91. Appears in Min- 
utes of General Assembly, 1903, as Presbyterian 
Missionary, with address Cheyenne, Wyoming.